An object or person with a scruffy, dishevelled, unkempt or cheap appearance. Tatty trainers and unwashed clothes complimented by greasy hair that hasn't been taken to a barber for a good few months, let alone seen shampoo would constitute a 'scratty' appearance. A cheap brand of clothes with little style could be described as 'scratty'. A tacky town or city could be branded 'scratty'.
1: "Have you seen Dave's new car?"
2: "The B reg metro?"
2: "Yeah, it's scratty."
1: "Dude, scratty Anne has a new hair do, have you seen it?"
2: "Yeah, looks like she cut it herself."
1: "All those drugs have made Pete Doherty look really scratty."
1: "I went to bradford to see some friends over Easter."
2: "What was it like?"
1: "To tell the truth, it was downright scratty."
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