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"scrawny" in British English

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scrawnyadjective

uk   /ˈskrɔː.ni/  us   /ˈskrɑː-/
unpleasantlythin, often with ​bonesshowing: He came ​home after three ​months at ​collegelookingterribly scrawny.
(Definition of scrawny from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scrawnyadjective

 us   /ˈskrɔ·ni/
(of a person’s or animal’s ​body) very ​thin because not ​fed enough, so that you can ​see the ​shape of the ​bones under the ​skin: The ​store had only a few scrawny ​chickensleft.
(Definition of scrawny from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scrawny”
in Spanish flaco, escuálido…
in Vietnamese gầy giơ xương…
in Malaysian kurus kering…
in Thai ผอมกะหร่อง…
in French décharné…
in German mager…
in Chinese (Simplified) 瘦骨嶙峋的,皮包骨头的…
in Turkish sıska, bir deri bir kemik, iskelet gibi…
in Russian костлявый, тощий…
in Indonesian kurus kering…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘦骨嶙峋的,皮包骨的…
in Polish kościsty…
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