- thin, lean, or slight
- harsh and unmusical
Origin of scrannelfrom Scand, akin to Norwegian skran, wretched from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to shrink, wrinkle from source scrag
(comparative more scrannel, superlative most scrannel)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.