Definition of scrappy:
eristic, quarrelsome, argumentative, hostile, militant, attack, disputatious, polemical, truculent, combative, litigious, bellicose, pugnacious, contentious, belligerent, warlike, conflict, aggressive, polemic.
Anyhow, beyond the telegram we had made her promise to send, announcing her safe arrival, the most favoured of us got nothing more than an occasional scrappy note, if he got so much; while the greater number of the long epistles some of us felt in duty bound to address to her, elicited not even the semblance of an acknowledgment.- "Grey Roses", Henry Harland.
- "Fables in Slang", George Ade.
- "Frank of Freedom Hill", Samuel A. Derieux.