scruffy definition, meaning - what is scruffy in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “scruffy”

See all translations

scruffy

adjective uk   us   /ˈskrʌf.i/
C2 untidy and dirty: They live in a rather scruffy part of town. a small, scruffy-looking man
scruffily
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.li/
Translations of “scruffy”
in Vietnamese bẩn thỉu…
in Spanish desaliñado, sucio, dejado…
in Thai สกปรกและไม่เรียบร้อย…
in Malaysian selekeh…
in French négligé, crasseux…
in German schmuddelig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 邋遢的,不整潔的…
in Indonesian dekil…
in Russian неряшливый…
in Turkish pis, pasaklı, pejmurde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 邋遢的,不整洁的…
in Polish niechlujny, wyświechtany…
(Definition of scruffy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of scruffy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “scruffy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More