Meaning of “scruffy” in the English Dictionary

"scruffy" in British English

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scruffyadjective

uk /ˈskrʌf.i/ us /ˈskrʌf.i/

C2 untidy and looking a little dirty :

They live in a scruffy part of town.
a small, scruffy-looking man
scruffily
adverb uk /ˈskrʌf.əl.i/ us /ˈskrʌf.əl.i/

(Definition of “scruffy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scruffy" in American English

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scruffyadjective

us /ˈskrʌf·i/

old and dirty; messy:

a scruffy denim jacket

(Definition of “scruffy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)