scruffily


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scruff·y

 (skrŭf′ē)
adj. scruff·i·er, scruff·i·est
1. Shabby; untidy.
2. Chiefly British Scaly; scabby.

[From obsolete scruff, scurf, variant of scurf; see scurf.]

scruff′i·ly adv.
scruff′i·ness n.

scruffily

(ˈskrʌfɪlɪ)
adv
in an unkempt or shabby fashion
Translations

scruffily

[ˈskrʌfɪlɪ] ADV scruffily dressedmal vestido, vestido con desaliño

scruffily

adv (inf)schlampig (inf)
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