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scummy (adj.)

"covered with scum," 1570s, from scum + -y (2). Transferred sense of "filthy, disreputable" is recorded from 1932. Related: Scumminess.

updated on March 07, 2022

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Definitions of scummy from WordNet

scummy (adj.)
of the most contemptible kind;
a scummy rabble
Synonyms: abject / low / low-down / miserable / scurvy
scummy (adj.)
covered with scum;
the scummy surface of the polluted pond
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