Mangy



[meyn-jee] /ˈmeɪn dʒi/

adjective, mangier, mangiest.
1.
having, caused by, or like the .
2.
contemptible; mean:
a mangy trick.
3.
squalid; shabby:
a mangy little suburb.
/ˈmeɪndʒɪ/
adjective -gier, -giest
1.
having or caused by mange: a mangy dog
2.
scruffy or shabby: a mangy carpet
3.
(Irish, informal) stingy or miserly: a mangy reward
adj.

by 1745, from mange + -y (2).

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