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scrag Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  2. noun lean end of the neck
  3. noun the lean end of a neck of veal
    scrag end.
  4. verb strangle with an iron collar
    garrotte; garrote; garotte.
    • people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain
  5. verb wring the neck of
    • The man choked his opponent

Scrag noun
Cf. dial. Sw. skraka a great dry tree, a long, lean man, Gael. sgreagach dry, shriveled, rocky. See Shrink, and cf. Scrog, Shrag, n.
  1. Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck.
    Lady MacScrew, who . . . serves up a scrag of mutton on silver. Thackeray.
  2. A rawboned person. Low Halliwell.
  3. A ragged, stunted tree or branch.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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