scrappiness

scrappy

1 [skrap-ee]
adjective, scrappier, scrappiest.
made up of scraps or of odds and ends; fragmentary; disconnected.

Origin:
1830–40; scrap1 + -y1

scrappily, adverb
scrappiness, noun
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scrappy1 (ˈskræpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
fragmentary; disjointed
 
'scrappily1
 
adv
 
'scrappiness1
 
n

scrappy2 (ˈskræpɪ)
 
adj , -pier, -piest
informal pugnacious

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scrappy
"consisting of scraps, 1837, from scrap (1). Meaning "inclined to fight" (1895) is from scrap (2).
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