mangy


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mang·y

 (mān′jē)
adj. mang·i·er, mang·i·est
1. Affected with, caused by, or resembling mange.
2. Shabby or squalid: a mangy old coat; mangy tenements.
3. Mean; contemptible.

mang′i·ly adv.
mang′i·ness n.

mangy

(ˈmeɪndʒɪ) or

mangey

adj, -gier or -giest
1. (Veterinary Science) having or caused by mange: a mangy dog.
2. scruffy or shabby: a mangy carpet.
3. informal Irish stingy or miserly: a mangy reward.
ˈmangily adv
ˈmanginess n

man•gy

(ˈmeɪn dʒi)

adj. -gi•er, -gi•est.
1. having, caused by, or like mange.
2. squalid; shabby: a mangy little suburb.
[1520–30]
man′gi•ly, adv.
man′gi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mangy - having many worn or threadbare spots in the napmangy - having many worn or threadbare spots in the nap; "a mangy carpet"; "a mangy old fur coat"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"

mangy

adjective scruffy, mean, dirty, shabby, seedy, shoddy, squalid, grungy (slang, chiefly U.S.), moth-eaten, scabby (informal), scuzzy (slang, chiefly U.S.), skanky (slang) mangy old dogs
clean, splendid, fine, attractive, superb, tidy, well-dressed, spotless, well-kept, de luxe, well-kempt

mangy

adjective
Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations

mangy

[ˈmeɪndʒɪ] ADJ (mangier (compar) (mangiest (superl))) → roñoso, sarnoso

mangy

[ˈmeɪndʒi] adj [dog] → galeux/euse

mangy

adj (+er) dogräudig; carpetschäbig; hotelschäbig, heruntergekommen

mangy

[ˈmeɪndʒɪ] adjrognoso/a

mangy

a. sarnoso-a, roñoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
Sniffing at his dead feet whined a mangy native cur.
As if tramp cats and mangy dogs weren't bad enough but you must needs bring home ragged little beggars from the street, who--"
His hair was mangy, standing out in isolated patches of wispy grey.
When I had more control I did what I could: sold off the two and a half animals, and the mangy pony, and the superannuated tools; pulled down the outhouses; drained; thinned out I don't know how many guelder-roses and elder-trees; and inside the house I turned the old kitchen into a hall, and made a kitchen behind where the dairy was.
Betty, your husband told me, as we came out of church, that your hogs were getting mangy, and so I have been out to take a look at them, and found it true.
Presently when Tom was describing another mangy, rough deck passenger, he give that shiver again and says:
The great numbers on their backs, as if they were street doors; their coarse mangy ungainly outer surface, as if they were lower animals; their ironed legs, apologetically garlanded with pocket-handkerchiefs; and the way in which all present looked at them and kept from them; made them (as Herbert had said) a most disagreeable and degraded spectacle.
If the bye we never had is strayed and stole, by the powers, call him Phelan, and see him hide out under the bed like a mangy pup.
A mangy thing, lifting its nose to scent the jungle breeze, crept through the underbrush.
It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
The saviour, the former hero, was flying like a mangy, unkempt sheep-dog at his lackey, and the lackey was jeering at him
Snagsby in his black coat; come the Chadbands; come (when the gorging vessel is replete) the 'prentices and Guster, to be edified; comes at last, with his slouching head, and his shuflle backward, and his shuffle forward, and his shuffle to the right, and his shuffle to the left, and his bit of fur cap in his muddy hand, which he picks as if it were some mangy bird he had caught and was plucking before eating raw, Jo, the very, very tough subject Mr.