[ UK /skɹˈɔːni/ ]
[ US /ˈskɹɔni/ ]
  1. being very thin
    pale bony hands
    a long scrawny neck
    a child with skinny freckled legs
  2. inferior in size or quality
    old stunted thorn trees
    scrubby cut-over pine
    scrawny cattle
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How To Use scrawny In A Sentence

  • He wrenched him around and grasped his scrawny neck in a dangerously tight headlock.
  • He was a scrawny Barbary Macaque with matted, clumpy hair. BETTER LESSONS • by Aaron Polson
  • I have been told that many of them wear patent complexions, "boughten" bangs, and pad out scrawny forms until they appear voluptuous Junos, and thereby deceive and ensnare, bedazzle and beguile the unsuspecting sons of men. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12
  • scrawny cattle
  • It was obvious that not only the last, but all the other muezzin calls had come from the scrawny throat of my son. LION IN THE VALLEY
  • She felt to hug him but was afraid to hurt; like a fragile bird, this new scrawny Rab.
  • He was a scrawny, chicken-necked sack of bones, but in spite of his handicap he moved faster than the others.
  • His once dirty blond hair had become a light, sandy brown and his scrawny build had been filled out with muscles.
  • The scrawny, stumpy plants - in winter a mass of black aimless twigs with a few odd drops of white fiber still clinging to them - is hardly pure or virgin.
  • The moderate Republican Schwarzenegger had criticized Obama in his only appearance of the general election campaign with John McCain - the Friday before the election in Columbus, Ohio, site of Schwarzenegger's annual Arnold Classic sports festival - as "scrawny" and a big taxer. William Bradley: Obama's California: The Arnold Alliance and More
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