- The definition of scruffy is someone or something that is unkempt and untidy.
A messy beard that you do not take care of is an example of a scruffy beard.
A man with a scruffy beard.
- Shabby; untidy.
- Chiefly British Scaly; scabby.
Origin of scruffyFrom obsolete scruff, scurf, variant of scurf; see scurf.
(comparative scruffier, superlative scruffiest)
- untidy in appearance