dirt, seediness, anything distasteful.
The word has been widely used since the late 1960s and probably postdates the adjective form scuzzy. The word had been picked up by some British speakers by the 1980s.
► 'Foul-mouthed critics and their lairs - Old Compton St, the Coach and Horses, Pri-vate Eye, The Spectator, Fleet Street Freelancer - the whole scuzz world of journalism is here in black and white (al-beit seen through the bottom of a glass).' (I-D magazine, November 1987)
also scuzzball or scuzzbag or scuzzo a disreputable, unpleasant, unattractive or worthless person. A derivative of scuzzy which has been popular since the early 1970s.
► 'Impeachment: how much of a scuzzball is Hastert?' (Posted on Daily Koswebsite, 19 June 2005)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • scuzz — /skuz/, Slang. n. 1. a dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive person or thing. adj. 2. scuzzy. [1965 70; prob. by back formation from SCUZZY, though relative chronology of coinage uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • scuzz — noun An unpleasant or disgusting (scuzzy) person See Also: scuzzball, scuzzbucket, scuzzy …   Wiktionary

  • Scuzz — 1. vulgar; seamy; disgusting; 2. unpleasant person …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • scuzz — Australian Slang 1. vulgar; seamy; disgusting; 2. unpleasant person …   English dialects glossary

  • scuzz — n A worthless, repulsive person. Don t hang around with scuzzlike her; you will get in trouble. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • scuzz — n. (North American Slang) something disgusting, repulsive thing; unpleasant person, repulsive person …   English contemporary dictionary

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