Definition of scrag in English:
verb (scrags, scragging, scragged)[with object] informal, chiefly British
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- 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'.
Words that rhyme with scragbag, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, flag, gag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag
- British & World English dictionary
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