Definition of scrubby:
underweight, wooded, stunted, dingy, weedy, scraggy, broken-down, threadbare, down-at-heel, decrepit, faded, tattered, scrawny, decaying, inferior, all the worse for wear, shabby, dilapidated, scruffy, scrabbly, ratty, boney, dy, rundown, sleazy, tatty, tacky, skinny, mangy, shoddy, bedraggled, better.
- "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
- "32 Caliber", Donald McGibeny.
As I stood and peered away from one mountain and hill to another, at the gray and sunburnt rocks, jagged ledges, precipices and the second growth of scrubby timber, that dotted here and there and grew on the sides of hills, where it was too stony and steep for cultivation, it astonished me.- "The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again", William Nowlin.