adjective, scruffier, scruffiest.
untidy; shabby.

1650–60; scruff2 + -y1 Unabridged
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scruffy (ˈskrʌfɪ)
adj , scruffier, scruffiest
unkempt or shabby

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Word Origin & History

1660, from scruff "dandruff, scurf" (late O.E.), variant of scurf (q.v.). Generalized sense of "rough and dirty" is from 1871.
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Example sentences
But they are also somewhat skeptical of the protestors, who seem a bit scruffy
  and unfocused.
It shows an unlovely ridge with a couple of scruffy bushes on it.
He had become the sort who casts about for a policeman at the sight of the
  scruffy poor.
He has a scruffy beard and straight blondish hair that hangs not quite to his
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