Definition of mangy:
indigent, sick, scabby, dingy, poor, worn, broken-down, threadbare, down-at-heel, decrepit, faded, tattered, dirty, decaying, shabby, all the worse for wear, shabby, dilapidated, scruffy, squalid, rundown, mangey, dy, scrubby, sleazy, tatty, tacky, impoverished, ratty, shoddy, bedraggled, better.
- "Weird Tales. Vol. I", E. T. A. Hoffmann.
- "The Coming of the Law", Charles Alden Seltzer.
You're now convinced, Herr Candidat, that such a mangy sheep would make a poor figure among the gentle flock you lead to pasture, so I beg you in the future not to trouble yourself about my temporal and eternal welfare.- "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.