scrag Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
thin person; skin and bones.
noun lean end of the neck
noun the lean end of a neck of veal
verb strangle with an iron collar
garrotte; garrote; garotte.
- people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain
verb wring the neck of
- The man choked his opponent
EtymologyCf. dial. Sw.
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.
A rawboned person.Low Halliwell.
A ragged, stunted tree or branch.
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