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English definition of “scrawny”

scrawny

adjective     /ˈskrɔː.ni/ US  /ˈskrɑː-/
unpleasantly thin , often with bones showing : He came home after three months at college looking terribly scrawny.Thin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
(Definition of scrawny adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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