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scummy

[skuhm-ee] /ˈskʌm i/
adjective, scummier, scummiest.
1.
consisting of or having scum.
2.
Informal. despicable; contemptible:
That was a scummy trick.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; scum + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for scummy

scummy

/ˈskʌmɪ/
adjective -mier, -miest
1.
of, resembling, consisting of, or covered with scum
2.
dirty, unpleasant, or nasty
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Word Origin and History for scummy
adj.

1570s, from scum + -y (2). Transferred sense of "filthy, disreputable" is recorded from 1932. Related: Scumminess.

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