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adj. scuz·zi·er, scuz·zi·est Slang
1. Dirty; grimy: scuzzy floors.
2. Disreputable; sleazy: "ran a scuzzy operation" (Myra MacPherson).

[From scuzz, a disgusting person or thing, possibly from blend of scum and fuzz.]
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adj, -zier or -ziest
slang chiefly US unkempt, dirty, or squalid
[C20: perhaps from disgusting or perhaps from a blend of scum and fuzz]
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(ˈskʌz i)

adj. scuzz•i•er, scuzz•i•est. Slang.
dirty; repulsive; disgusting.
[1965–70; expressive coinage]
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[ˈskʌzɪ] ADJ (esp US) → cutre
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