noun. An unkempt, thin, matted, or straggly beard on a young man, resulting from deferred grooming, oversleeping, or an overzealous attempt to grow a beard during the early post-pubertal stage of sexual maturity.
"Got quite a scruffus goin' there, don't ya?" (Jeeringly said to a boy whose voice has just changed, by an older male)
by Contrablue April 30, 2009
noun. - A scruffy but lovable person or animal, one who is unkempt in appearance but still endearing.
Today, my husband came home from his construction job looking like a scruffus.
by sundei76 August 12, 2008