scruffier, scruffiest
Someone or something that is scruffy is dirty and untidy.

...a young man, pale, scruffy and unshaven.

...a scruffy basement flat in London.

tatty, shabby

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • scruffy — [skruf′ē] adj. scruffier, scruffiest [< dial. scruff, var. of SCURF + Y2] shabby, unkempt, or untidy; grubby scruffily adv. scruffiness n …   English World dictionary

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  • scruffy — adjective (scruffier; est) Etymology: English dialect scruff something worthless Date: 1871 unkempt, slovenly, shaggy < a scruffy neighborhood > < a scruffy beard > • scruffily adverb • scruffiness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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