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scuzz

[skuhz] /skʌz/
noun
1.
Also called scuzzball [skuhz-bawl] /ˈskʌzˌbɔl/ (Show IPA), scuzzbucket [skuhz-buhk-it] /ˈskʌzˌbʌk ɪt/ (Show IPA). a dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive person or thing.
adjective
2.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; probably by back formation from scuzzy, though relative chronology of coinage uncertain
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scuzz

noun
  1. (also scuzzo) Dirt; filth; a nasty substance; grunge, mung, scrunge: He has scuzz all over his pants and in his mind
  2. An unattractive young woman; scank, skag

[1960s+ Teenagers; origin unknown; a blend of scum with fuzzy has been suggested, but most such suggestions are mere ingenuity]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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