Definition of Scarecrowish

1. Adjective. Resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged. "A forlorn scarecrowish figure"

Similar to: Lean, Thin



Definition of Scarecrowish

1. Adjective. Resembling or characteristic of a scarecrow. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarecrowish

scard
scardey cat
scardey cats
scards
scare
scare away
scare off
scare out of one's wits
scare quote
scare quotes
scare story
scare the bejeebers out of
scare the pants off of
scare up
scarecrow
scarecrowish (current term)
scarecrowlike
scarecrows
scared
scared as hell
scared stiff
scared to death
scareder
scaredest
scaredly
scaredy-cat
scaredy-cats
scaredy cat
scaredy cats

Literary usage of Scarecrowish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1885)
"... besmirched from head to heel with mud and hearthstone, it will easily be understood that they present a decidedly scarecrowish appearance. ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1847)
"As I have *aid, I wat not then So tatter'd, scarecrowish, find dirty, As, GRAVES, you know I long have been, Ihu • i -I, on Sundays in clout shirt, ..."

3. Towards Morning by Ida Alexa Ross Wylie (1918)
"Just behind them stood Herr Heilig, more scarecrowish than ever, his soft hat at a rakish angle, his hands plunged in the pockets of his velvet coat. ..."

4. Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary: Being a Summer's Ride Beyond the by George Fleming (1863)
"... or so he vociferated more loudly and tried to 1 more menacing, until I remembered the unearthly guise was in, and the scarecrowish head-dress I wore. ..."

5. A Holiday in Gaol by Frederic Martyn (1911)
"Some of the men whose clothes are treated like this look a bit scarecrowish when they go in; but they are all without exception fully qualified for the job ..."

6. Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c. in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and by John Scott (1821)
"... and children with a few clouts, so scarecrowish, that the holding together of the fragments on their bodies, however imperfect, is wonderful. ..."

7. Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c. in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and by John Scott (1821)
"... and children with a few clouts, so scarecrowish, that the holding together of the fragments on their bodies, however imperfect, is wonderful. ..."

8. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1885)
"... besmirched from head to heel with mud and hearthstone, it will easily be understood that they present a decidedly scarecrowish appearance. ..."

9. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1847)
"As I have *aid, I wat not then So tatter'd, scarecrowish, find dirty, As, GRAVES, you know I long have been, Ihu • i -I, on Sundays in clout shirt, ..."

10. Towards Morning by Ida Alexa Ross Wylie (1918)
"Just behind them stood Herr Heilig, more scarecrowish than ever, his soft hat at a rakish angle, his hands plunged in the pockets of his velvet coat. ..."

11. Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary: Being a Summer's Ride Beyond the by George Fleming (1863)
"... or so he vociferated more loudly and tried to 1 more menacing, until I remembered the unearthly guise was in, and the scarecrowish head-dress I wore. ..."

12. A Holiday in Gaol by Frederic Martyn (1911)
"Some of the men whose clothes are treated like this look a bit scarecrowish when they go in; but they are all without exception fully qualified for the job ..."

13. Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c. in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and by John Scott (1821)
"... and children with a few clouts, so scarecrowish, that the holding together of the fragments on their bodies, however imperfect, is wonderful. ..."

14. Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c. in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and by John Scott (1821)
"... and children with a few clouts, so scarecrowish, that the holding together of the fragments on their bodies, however imperfect, is wonderful. ..."

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