Etymology
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scrappy (adj.)

"consisting of scraps, made from odds and ends," 1837, from scrap (n.1) + -y (2). Meaning "inclined to fight, pugnacious" (1895) is from scrap (v.2). Related: Scrappily; scrappiness.

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Definitions of scrappy

scrappy (adj.)
full of fighting spirit;
a scrappy admiral
From wordnet.princeton.edu