scummy

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scum +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

scummy (comparative scummier, superlative scummiest)

  1. Covered in scum.
    We have to wash your trousers: they're all scummy.
  2. (slang) sleazy, worthless, no good
    • 2006, Arctic Monkeys, When the Sun Goes Down (song)
      And what a scummy man / just give him half a chance / I bet he'll rob you if he can.