Related to scroungy: scrounging, scrunchy


adj. scroung·i·er, scroung·i·est Slang
Dirty or shabby: a scroungy overcoat.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


adj, -gier or -giest
informal US shabby or unkempt
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈskraʊn dʒi)

adj. scroung•i•er, scroung•i•est.
1. shabby or slovenly: scroungy clothes.
2. given to scrounging.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.


adj (+er) (US inf) → gammelig (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
Backyard sheds long ago morphed from dusty storage shacks or scroungy domains of gardeners and grandpas to swoonable spaces that let people fulfill needs and fantasies for a fraction of what it would cost to trade up or remodel.
Due to the large number of rounds typically fired through them, these guns are frequently in fairly scroungy condition.
Letters on his behalf were fired off to schlosses all along the way, and these missives "unloosed cornucopias of warm and boundless hospitality when I caught up with them." Hopping like a latter-day Rilke from castle to castle (and mildly reproaching himself for having abandoned his ideal of scroungy vagabondage), he glimpsed a whole genteel world teetering on the cusp of extinction.
Inspiration comes to the now more mature poet not through flashes of "genius" or from the voice of a divine muse, but through hard work and careful observation, "bit by scroungy bit," by subjugating the self to an empirical world stingy with its revelations.