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scary

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

scare +‎ -y

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AdjectiveEdit

scary (comparative scarier, superlative scariest)

  1. Causing or able to cause fright
    The tiger's jaws were scary.
    She was hiding behind her pillow during the scary parts of the film.
  2. (US, colloquial, dated) Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Whittier to this entry?)
    • 1916, Texas. Dept. of Agriculture, Bulletin (issues 47-57, page 150)
      And let us say to these interests that, until the Buy-It-Made-In-Texas movement co-operates with the farmers, we are going to be a little scary of the snare.
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Etymology 2Edit

English dialect scare (scraggy).

NounEdit

scary

  1. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

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