The definition of scurvy is an offensive or mean person.(adjective)
An example of scurvy is someone stealing Halloween candy baskets from children on Halloween night.
Scurvy is a disease caused by not getting enough ascorbic acid.(noun)
An example of scurvy is feeling weak and dizzy from not getting enough vitamin C in your diet.
See scurvy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < scurvythe
See scurvy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English scurfy, characterized by scurf (influenced by French scorbut, scurvy)
Origin: , from scurf, scurf; see scurf.
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