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scabby

[skab-ee] /ˈskæb i/
adjective, scabbier, scabbiest.
1.
covered with scabs; having many scabs.
2.
consisting of scabs.
3.
(of an animal or plant) having scab.
4.
Informal. mean or contemptible:
a scabby trick.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; scab + -y1
Related forms
scabbily, adverb
scabbiness, noun
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Examples for scabby
  • There were kids outside, a scabby-headed mob, waiting for the grushie.
  • Contaminated foods likely contain moldy corn or scabby wheat.
British Dictionary definitions for scabby

scabby

/ˈskæbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
(pathol) having an area of the skin covered with scabs
2.
(pathol, obsolete) having scabies
3.
(informal) despicable
Derived Forms
scabbily, adverb
scabbiness, noun
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scabby in Medicine

scabby scab·by (skāb'ē)
adj. scab·bi·er, scab·bi·est

  1. Having, consisting of, or covered with scabs.

  2. Affected with scab or scabies.

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