how to pronounce scruffy


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scruffy is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of scruffy in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… now a scruffy student she weeps Luba is …”

meanings of scruffy


  1. Scurfy.
  2. Untidy in appearance.


  1. An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".


  1. Name for a dog.

scruffy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scruffy occurs in english on average 1.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics scruffy can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scruffy can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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