Scruffy vs Scrappy - What's the difference?

scruffy | scrappy |


As adjectives the difference between scruffy and scrappy

is that scruffy is untidy in appearance while scrappy is consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency.

As a noun scruffy

is an artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".

scruffy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • untidy in appearance
  • See also

    * scruff

    Noun

    (scruffies)
  • An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".
  • scrappy

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Consisting of scraps; fragmentary; lacking unity or consistency.
  • (informal) Having an aggressive spirit; inclined to fight or strive.
  • * 2012 , Mark Rice-Oxley, Underneath the Lemon Tree
  • In those days PGS [Portsmouth Grammar School] was full of sadistic staff and scrappy boys called things like Smudger, Muzz and Titch.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist), author=Lexington
  • , title= Keeping the mighty honest , passage=The [Washington] Post's proprietor through those turbulent [Watergate] days, Katharine Graham, held a double place in Washington’s hierarchy: at once regal Georgetown hostess and scrappy newshound, ready to hold the establishment to account.}}

    Synonyms

    * (fragmentary): disconnected * (aggressive): feisty; pugnacious