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



BrE BrE//ˈskrʌfi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrʌfi//
(scruffier, scruffiest) (informal)
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dirty or untidy in appearance synonym shabby He looked a little scruffy. scruffy pair of jeansExtra examples He looked a bit scruffy. She was wearing her scruffy old jeans. There was a gang of scruffy kids hanging around.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scruffy