- The short tail of a hare, rabbit, or deer.More example sentences
- Across the sward (rife with sandroses, wood anemones and wild cyclamen) a hare, its scut uplifted in alarm, scampers from the running crouch of a greyhound.
- He discovered a rabbit's tail is actually called a scut.
late Middle English: of unknown origin; compare with obsolete scut 'short', also 'shorten'.
noun• informal , chiefly Irish
- A person perceived as foolish, contemptible, or objectionable: go away, you dirty little scut!More example sentences
- I recently fought tooth and nail with a young scut of a 28 year old over dancing rights.
- I was a young little scut and this guy was already old when I started and it was a great situation to be in.
- The prez didn't pick him because he all of sudden turned from a vicious slippery little scut into a nice guy; he picked him because he would be effective advancing the president's agenda.
late 19th century: of unknown origin.