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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scrappy

2 [skrap-ee]
adjective, scrappier, scrappiest. Informal.
fond of fighting, arguing, or competing.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; scrap2 + -y1

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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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Word Origin & History

scrappy
"consisting of scraps, 1837, from scrap (1). Meaning "inclined to fight" (1895) is from scrap (2).
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Example sentences
The prose is scrappy, disorganized, and full of these parentheses and
  cancellations.
Neutrino's new raft was a scrappy, broken-down wreck of a doghouse on a bed of
  plywood.
He is seen as a scrappy, tough trader type who knows how to play hardball in
  the often brutal world of distressed debt.
Given that fossils are too scant and scrappy to offer any clues, biologists
  have been reluctant to hazard a guess.
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