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n. Slang
A repulsive or disgusting person or thing.

[scuzz, a disgusting person or thing; see scuzzy + bucket.]
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This greaseball, this scuzzbucket, with his shaggy face and tattooed arms and cool nonchalance, dragging her into a web of needles, infection, mistakes she would regret for the rest of her life.
(Lott and Scruggs are quite close, and Lott affectionately described Scruggs as "my scuzzbucket, liberal, trial lawyer brother-in-law.") But Lott's recusal also served another purpose: it allowed the majority leader to play his cards close to his chest, keeping opponents off balance.
There was also slightly less than a handful of scuzzbuckets and myopic idiots, who industriously managed to sour things, either for their own gratification or due to their inability to comprehend much more than the end of their noses.