scab, strikebreaker, blackleg, rat(noun)
someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
form a scab
"the wounds will eventually scab"
fink, scab, rat, blackleg(verb)
take the place of work of someone on strike
to take the place of a striking worker.
An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
(colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
Several different diseases of potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of scab caused by Streptomyces scabies.
Any one of various more or less destructive fungus diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
(founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
A worker who acts against trade union policies, especially a strikebreaker.
To get covered by a scab.
To act as strikebreaker.
To beg (for), cadge, bum
I scabbed some money off a friend.
Origin: sceabb, Old Norse skabb, Latin scabies Cognate with scafan, Latin scabere "to scratch"
an incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed by the drying up of the discharge from the diseased part
the itch in man; also, the scurvy
the mange, esp. when it appears on sheep
a disease of potatoes producing pits in their surface, caused by a minute fungus (Tiburcinia Scabies)
a slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold
a mean, dirty, paltry fellow
a nickname for a workman who engages for lower wages than are fixed by the trades unions; also, for one who takes the place of a workman on a strike
to become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over
Origin: [OE. scab, scabbe, shabbe; cf. AS. scaeb, sceabb, scebb, Dan. & Sw. skab, and also L. scabies, fr. scabere to scratch, akin to E. shave. See Shave, and cf. Shab, Shabby.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skab, n. a crust formed over a sore: a disease of sheep resembling the mange: a disease of potatoes, or a fungous disease of apples, &c.: a mean fellow: a workman who refuses to join a trades-union or to take part in a strike, or who takes the place of a man out on strike.—v.i. to heal over, to cicatrise: to form a new surface by encrustation.—n. (print.) a scale-board.—adj. Scab′bed, affected or covered with scabs: diseased with the scab: vile, worthless.—ns. Scab′bedness; Scab′biness.—adj. Scab′by, scabbed: injured by the attachment of barnacles to the carapace of a shell: (print.) of matter that is blotched or uneven.—n. Scab′-mite, the itch-mite. [A.S scæb (Dan. scab, Ger. schabe)—L. scabies—scabĕre, to scratch.]
ABCS, ABCs, BACS, bacs, cabs, SABC
The numerical value of scab in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of scab in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This has been a scab on the side of the FBI for years.
The scab is a traitor to his God, his mother, and his class.
It picks at what's been a very, very bad scab for Republicans for a long time, i think the party if they nominate him will be committing an abortion on itself.
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- crostaCatalan, Valencian
- strup, strupovitostCzech
- grano, costra, postillaSpanish
- kärn, korpEstonian
- pummata, hulttio, arpeutua, rupi, rikkuroida, hilse, perunarupiFinnish
- skrubb, skabbFaroese
- sgreabScottish Gaelic
- callón, callada, tralladaGalician
- կեղանք, կեղArmenian
- rogna, meschino, sfoglia, scabbia, crosta, spregevole, grettoItalian
- ქეცი, მუნიGeorgian
- RoffLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- paku, pāpakaMāori
- strup, łamistrajkPolish
- короста, парша, мерзавец, струпRussian
- sårskorpa, skorpaSwedish
- kabuk, kabuk bağlamakTurkish
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