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mangy

[meyn-jee] /ˈmeɪn dʒi/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; mange + -y1
Related forms
mangily, adverb
manginess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for manginess

mangy

/ˈmeɪndʒɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
having or caused by mange: a mangy dog
2.
scruffy or shabby: a mangy carpet
3.
(Irish, informal) stingy or miserly: a mangy reward
Derived Forms
mangily, adverb
manginess, noun
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Word Origin and History for manginess

mangy

adj.

by 1745, from mange + -y (2).

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