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

 

scrawny

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈskrɔːni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrɔːni//
 
(scrawnier, scrawniest)(disapproving) Body shape
 
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(of people or animals) very thin in a way that is not attractive synonym scraggy He had long scrawny fingers. There were a few scrawny chickens in the yard. See related entries: Body shape Word Origin mid 19th cent.: variant of dialect scranny; compare with archaic scrannel ‘weak, feeble’ (referring to sound).
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