adjective, scabbier, scabbiest.
covered with scabs; having many scabs.
consisting of scabs.
(of an animal or plant) having scab.
Informal. mean or contemptible: a scabby trick.

1520–30; scab + -y1

scabbily, adverb
scabbiness, noun Unabridged
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scabby (ˈskæbɪ)
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  pathol having an area of the skin covered with scabs
2.  obsolete pathol having scabies
3.  informal despicable

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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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There were kids outside, a scabby-headed mob, waiting for the grushie.
Contaminated foods likely contain moldy corn or scabby wheat.
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