scrappy


scrappy

adjective, scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est.

  1. made up of scraps or of odds and ends; fragmentary; disconnected.

adjective, scrap·pi·er, scrap·pi·est. Informal.

  1. fond of fighting, arguing, or competing.

adjective -pier or -piest

  1. fragmentary; disjointed

adjective -pier or -piest

  1. informal pugnacious

adj.“consisting of scraps,” 1837, from scrap (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning “inclined to fight” (1895) is from scrap (v.2). Related: Scrappily; scrappiness.

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