Definition of scruffily in US English:

scruffily

adverb

  • See scruffy

    • ‘The accomplice who sneaked in is believed to be around 30 and scruffily dressed.’
    • ‘The city swarms with scruffily dressed and, largely, scruffily mannered young people.’
    • ‘A woman is approached in the street by a scruffily dressed youth who opens his mouth - and asks for directions to the local mosque.’
    • ‘This resulted in a situation where the higher up the management ladder you are, the more scruffily you dress at work.’
    • ‘His bag and jacket were shiny, his top button done up, his tie scruffily fitted.’

Pronunciation

scruffily

/ˈskrəfəlē//ˈskrəfəli/