verb (scrags, scragging, scragged)[with object] informal , chiefly British
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1An unattractively thin person or animal.
More example sentences
- She's a dud, a bit of a scrag if you ask me.
- She is a tall scrag of a woman, crouched in profile, alone on a steep verge above the relentless Florida traffic.
- They had me and the rest of those scrags and scalawags gyrating all over in some sort of fiendish trance!
mid 16th century (as a noun): perhaps an alteration of Scots and northern English crag 'neck' The verb (mid 18th century) developed the sense 'handle roughly' from the early use 'hang, strangle'.
Definition of scrag in:
- The British & World English dictionary