Part of speech: adjective

Lean and bony; skinny.

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Usage examples "scrawny":

  1. Shortly after that tirade Ashley Turner disappeared, and no one saw or heard of him or thought about him for a couple of years except when the sight of his tired- looking wife and scrawny children revived the recollection. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.
  2. That great big name for that scrawny little mite? - "Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance", Frances Cavanah.
  3. She imagined herself, in an exasperating future, as a scrawny woman with an eternal grievance. - "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets", Stephen Crane.