Untidy in appearance.
‘A scruffy little dog came scampering down the road.’;
‘I have never seen such an untidy bedroom!’;
‘His finances were in an untidy state when he died.’;
(informal) 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".
(transitive) To make untidy, to make a mess
shabby and untidy;
‘a surge of ragged scruffy children’; ‘he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin’;
shabby and untidy or dirty
‘a teenager in scruffy jeans and a baggy T-shirt’;
Not tidy or neat; slovenly.
(of a man's face) having short, bristly hairs as a result of not having been shaved for a while
‘his employer has got used to seeing his face becoming scruffier each spring’;
not neat and tidy;
‘careless and untidy in her personal habits’; ‘an untidy living room’; ‘untidy and casual about money’;
careless and slovenly
Untidy (foaled 1920 in New Jersey) was an American Thoroughbred filly racehorse owned by Helen Hay Whitney's Greentree Stable and trained by Jimmy Rowe Jr. and head trainer Scott Harlan.