scabby

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From Middle English scabby, scabbie, equivalent to scab +‎ -y. Doublet of shabby.

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scabby (comparative scabbier, superlative scabbiest)

  1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
    • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
      Her wrizled skin, as rough as maple rind,
      So scabby was, that would have loath'd all womankind.
  2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.
  3. (printing) Having a blotched, uneven appearance.
  4. Injured by the attachment of barnacles to the carapace of a shell.

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