adjective, scrag·gi·er, scrag·gi·est.

  1. lean or thin; scrawny.
  2. meager.
  3. irregular; craggy; jagged.

adjective -gier or -giest

  1. lean or scrawny
  2. rough; unkempt

adj.early 13c., “rough, jagged” (figurative); 1570s, of landscape, “rough, rugged, stumpy;” 1610s, of persons, “gaunt and wasted, lean, thin, bony;” see scrag + -y (2), and cf. scroggy, scraggly. In Scottish, scranky. Related: Scragginess.

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