Definition of scrappy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskræpi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskræpi//
    (scrappier, scrappiest)
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  1. 1consisting of individual sections, events, etc. that are not organized into a whole synonym bitty a scrappy essay The concert was rather a scrappy affair.
  2. 2(especially British English) not tidy and often of poor quality The note was written on a scrappy bit of paper. The garden was empty apart from a few scrappy shrubs.
  3. see also scrap
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scrappy