What does the word scrubby mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Stunted; worthless. scrubbed.

Usage examples for scrubby

  1. Even as a young man of good birth has been known to enjoy a subtle self- flattery in the thought that he graciously bestows his name upon a maiden who, to all intents and purposes, may be said never to have been born at all, so did Bob Hewett feel when he put a ring upon the scrubby finger of Pennyloaf. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  2. Otherwise the mountain summit is somewhat bare; trees have a scrubby aspect. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  3. Oh, what funny, scrubby, busy little creatures! – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
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