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scrabbly

[skrab-lee] /ˈskræb li/
adjective, scrabblier, scrabbliest.
1.
insignificantly small or sparse:
scrabbly tufts of grass sprouting from the parched lawn.
2.
scratchy; raspy.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; scrabble + -y1
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