scruffy

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskrʌfi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈskrʌfi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skrufē)


Inflections of 'scruffy' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
scruffier
adj comparative
scruffiest
adj superlative
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

scruffy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a scruffy [man, boy, person, kid, dog, stray]
  2. a scruffy [gang, band, group] (of boys)
  3. a teenager in scruffy [pants, jeans, clothes]
  4. [dressed in, wearing] scruffy clothes
  5. looks scruffy with [his shirt untucked, a beard, those old jeans]
  6. look too scruffy for [work, school]
  7. hangs out with scruffy [kids]
  8. scruffy and [smelly, dirty, unshaven]
  9. has a scruffy beard
  10. your beard is getting scruffy
  11. [criticized, mocked, told off] for his scruffy appearance
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