Definition of manginess in US English:

manginess

noun

  • See mangy

    • ‘There was a vague, unpleasant manginess about his appearance; he somehow seemed dirty, though a close glance showed him carefully shaved, and clad in immaculate linen.’
    • ‘The smaller eye is a great touch and adds to his manginess.’
    • ‘The manginess was quite apparent, especially in the airplane scene where he was discussing writing the 8 new songs.’
    • ‘The itching and the manginess eventually began to vex the hippies, leading them to seek help from the local free clinics.’

Pronunciation

manginess

/-jēnis/