mangy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mangy” in the English Dictionary

"mangy" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.dʒi/

mangy adjective (ANIMAL)

suffering from mange: a ​thin, mangy ​dog

mangy adjective (OLD/DIRTY)

informal used to ​describe something that is ​old and ​dirty and has been used a lot: We need to get ​rid of that mangy ​oldcarpet in the ​bedroom.
(Definition of mangy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mangy" in American English

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mangyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈmeɪn·dʒi/
(esp. of ​dogs and ​cats) having an ​infectiousdisease that makes ​hairfall out and ​causesareas of ​roughskin: a mangy-looking ​dog Mangy also ​meansold and ​dirty: Throw away that mangy ​rug.
(Definition of mangy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mangy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 患兽疥癣的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 患獸疥癬的…
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