Scrawny Definition

skrônē
scrawnier, scrawniest
adjective
scrawnier, scrawniest
Very thin; skinny and bony.
Webster's New World
Stunted or scrubby.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scrawny

Adjective

Base Form:
scrawny
Comparative:
scrawnier
Superlative:
scrawniest

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

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