Scrawny meaning

skrônē
The definition of scrawny is very thin or skinny.

An example of a scrawny person is someone who is very bony and severely underweight.

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Very thin; skinny and bony.
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Very thin and bony.
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Stunted or straggly.

Scrawny pines.

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Stunted or scrubby.
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Origin of scrawny

  • Alteration of dialectal scranny possibly of Scandinavian origin Norwegian skran lean

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Old Norse skrælna (“to be shrivelled").

    From Wiktionary