scruffy

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scruff +‎ -y

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scruffy (comparative scruffier, superlative scruffiest)

  1. Untidy in appearance.
    A scruffy little dog came scampering down the road.
    scruffy clothes
    scruffy man
    scruffy outfit
    • 1987 December 13, Elizabeth Pincus, “Rock Against Sexism”, in Gay Community News, volume 15, number 22, page 16:
      "So you wanna be a rock 'n roll star?!" screams the centerspread of a scruffy rag produced by the Boston activist group Rock Against Sexism (R.A.S.) Amid a jumbled collage picturing shaggy-headed, bare-chested, "fuckin' awesome" white guy rockers, photo captions tell us how to succeed at rock 'n roll.
  2. Scurfy.

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scruffy (plural scruffies)

  1. (informal) An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".