scrappy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “scrappy” in the English Dictionary

"scrappy" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈskræp.i/

scrappy adjective (NOT IMPRESSIVE)

UK badlyorganized or put together: I'm ​afraidyour last ​essay was a very scrappy ​piece of ​work. We were scrappy in the first ​half and ​deserved to ​lose. untidy and not very ​attractive or well ​developed: They ​live on a scrappy ​street in a ​poorpart of ​town. a ​patch of scrappy ​bushes by the ​frontdoor

scrappy adjective (DETERMINED)

US having a ​strong, ​determinedcharacter, and ​willing to ​argue or ​fight for what you ​want: a scrappy little ​kid who won't take no for an ​answer Big ​companies are ​losingmarketshare to scrappy ​smalleroperators.
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
(Definition of scrappy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scrappyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈskræp·i/ approving
very ​competitive and ​willing to ​opposeothers without ​fear to ​achieve something: They were a scrappy ​team – you had to go all out to ​beat them.
(Definition of scrappy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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