1 scabby skin is covered with scabs: scabby knees
2 BrE a word meaning nasty or unpleasant, used especially by children

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Scabby — Scab by, a. [Compar. {Scabbier}; superl. {Scabbiest}.] 1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs. [1913 Webster] 2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scabby — [skab′ē] adj. scabbier, scabbiest 1. covered with or consisting of scabs 2. diseased with scab 3. low; base; mean scabbily adv. scabbiness n …   English World dictionary

  • scabby — adjective (scabbier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. covered with or full of scabs < scabby skin > b. diseased with scab < a scabby animal > < scabby potatoes > 2. mean, contemptible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scabby — UK [ˈskæbɪ] / US adjective Word forms scabby : adjective scabby comparative scabbier superlative scabbiest 1) scabby skin has a lot of scabs on it 2) British informal extremely unpleasant …   English dictionary

  • scabby — [[t]skæ̱bi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If a person, an animal, or a part of their body is scabby, it has scabs on it. He had short trousers and scabby knees …   English dictionary

  • scabby — scabbily, adv. scabbiness, n. /skab ee/, adj., scabbier, scabbiest. 1. covered with scabs; having many scabs. 2. consisting of scabs. 3. (of an animal or plant) having scab. 4. Informal. mean or contemptible: a scabby trick. [1520 30; SCAB + Y1 …   Universalium

  • Scabby — 1. poor quality; bad; pathetic; 2. mean or contemptible: That was a scabby trick …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • scabby — Australian Slang 1. poor quality; bad; pathetic; 2. mean or contemptible: That was a scabby trick …   English dialects glossary

  • scabby — scab|by [ˈskæbi] adj scabby skin is covered with scabs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scabby — scab|by [ skæbi ] adjective 1. ) scabby skin has a lot of SCABS on it 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL extremely unpleasant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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