dirty, unpleasant, distasteful, shabby and disreputable. This word, which is used particularly by young people, may be a nursery version of 'disgusting' or an invention influenced by 'scum' and 'fuzz'. Scuzzy has been heard in North America since the late 1960s but to date has not been adopted elsewhere, except by a handful of journalists.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • scuzzy — 1968, N.Amer. colloquial, perhaps a blend of scummy and fuzzy. First attested use is in ref. to Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy …   Etymology dictionary

  • scuzzy — ☆ scuzzy [skuz′ē ] adj. scuzzier, scuzziest [< ?] Slang dirty, shabby, disreputable, etc …   English World dictionary

  • scuzzy — scuz|zy1 [ˈskʌzi] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from disgusting] unpleasant and dirty = ↑disgusting scuzzy 2 scuzzy2 n [U] informal ↑SCSI ▪ What s the biggest scuzzy hard drive you have? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scuzzy — [[t]skʌ̱zi[/t]] scuzzier, scuzziest ADJ GRADED Something that is scuzzy is dirty or disgusting. [INFORMAL] He wonders why the club is named after a scuzzy drug district in uptown New York …   English dictionary

  • scuzzy — UK [ˈskʌzɪ] / US adjective Word forms scuzzy : adjective scuzzy comparative scuzzier superlative scuzziest informal extremely unpleasant and dirty …   English dictionary

  • scuzzy — [“skazi] 1. mod. repellent; unkempt. □ His clothes are always so scuzzy. He probably keeps them in a pile in his room. □ Whose scuzzy car is that in the driveway? 2. Go to SCSI …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • scuzzy — adjective (scuzzier; est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1969 slang dirty, shabby, or foul in condition or character …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scuzzy — /skuz ee/, adj., scuzzier, scuzziest. Slang. dirty, grimy, sordid, or repulsive; disgusting. Also, scuzz. [1965 70; expressive coinage; cf. similar phonetic components of SCUM, FUZZY, LOUSY, SLEAZY] * * * …   Universalium

  • scuzzy — adjective a) Dirty or grimy. b) Disreputable; sleazy. See Also: scuzz, scuzzball, scuzzbucket …   Wiktionary

  • scuzzy — Synonyms and related words: beggarly, beneath contempt, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, crummy, despicable, gaudy, gimcracky, mean, meretricious, miserable, paltry, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rubbishy, sad, scrubby, scruffy, scummy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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