Etymology
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scurfy (adj.)

early 15c., scurfi, "suffering from 'the scurf;' covered with scaly or flaking epidermis," from scurf + -y (2). Compare scurvy, which is another form of it. Related: Scurfiness.

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Definitions of scurfy

scurfy (adj.)
having or producing or covered with scurf;
scurfy (adj.)
rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf;
Synonyms: lepidote / leprose / scabrous / scaly
From wordnet.princeton.edu