mangily

mangy

[meyn-jee]
adjective, mangier, mangiest.
1.
having, caused by, or like the mange.
2.
contemptible; mean: a mangy trick.
3.
squalid; shabby: a mangy little suburb.
Also, mangey.


Origin:
1520–30; mange + -y1

mangily, adverb
manginess, noun
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mangy or mangey (ˈmeɪndʒɪ)
 
adj , -gier, -giest
1.  having or caused by mange: a mangy dog
2.  scruffy or shabby: a mangy carpet
3.  informal (Irish) stingy or miserly: a mangy reward
 
mangey or mangey
 
adj
 
'mangily or mangey
 
adv
 
'manginess or mangey
 
n

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mangy
from mange + -y (2).
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