What does the word mangy mean?

Usage examples for mangy

  1. It was in Champagne- Pouilleuse- mangy Champagne it is called, because it has none of the richness of the vineyard country, but is a great stretch of barren land through which the chalk breaks out in bald patches. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  2. There's quite a big yard in the back, with a few scrubby old pear trees, a double row of mangy box- bushes, and other traces of what must have been a garden. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. I'll have you shot like a mangy dog. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald