Definition of 'scruffy'
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Here he let his hair grow longer and his clothes grow scruffy. Hemingway in Paris - Parisian walks for the literary traveller (1989)It was a scruffy old game. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In scruffy streets great voices echo. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Say there's a scruffy old fragment of woodland down the road from you. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has wide eyes and a scruffy beard, speaking with a voice that fills the room. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I threw some scruffy old clothes into the skip outside my house recently. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Teachers who wear casual or scruffy clothes to school are to face criticism in school inspectors' reports from next month. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The funnyman turned up sporting his scruffy beard and accompanied by the dog in the movie, which is very funny. The Sun (2010)His hair is unkempt and his clothes scruffy; his eyes are red and he seems permanently on the point of tears. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In reality we are looking at a bare stage, and the diva is a scruffy young man who minutes before was six other characters. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The crisp new outfit is in contrast to Mercy's scruffy orphanage clothes. The Sun (2009)Her hair was a mess, she wore no make-up and her clothes were scruffy. The Sun (2011)If you are lucky, you might find something scruffy for about 700,000. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I can't do anything about my floppy face - it always looks dirty and scruffy. The Sun (2007)The image of beer belly, scruffy jeans and T-shirt is vanishing as one in eight delivery drivers dons a shirt and tie for work. The Sun (2012)WITH his beer belly, mullet and dodgy tattoo, he looked like any old scruffy village cricketer taking the field. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'scruffy'
British English: scruffy ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is scruffy is dirty and untidy.
They were dressed in T-shirts and scruffy jeans.
Definition of scruffy from the Collins English Dictionary
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