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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thin person, skin and bones, scragnoun

    a person who is unusually thin and scrawny

  2. scragnoun

    lean end of the neck

  3. scrag, scrag endverb

    the lean end of a neck of veal

  4. garrote, garrotte, garotte, scragverb

    strangle with an iron collar

    "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"

  5. choke, scragverb

    wring the neck of

    "The man choked his opponent"


  1. scragnoun

    A thin or scrawny person or animal.

  2. scragnoun

    The lean end of a neck of mutton; the scrag end.

  3. scragnoun

    The neck, especially of a sheep.

  4. scragnoun

    A scrog.

  5. scragnoun

    A rough or unkempt woman.

  6. scragverb

    To hang on a gallows, or to strangle or garotte or choke.

  7. scragverb

    To harass, to manhandle

  8. scragverb

    To kill or destroy.

  9. Etymology: Perhaps related to skragg (a lean person), dialectical skragge (old and torn thing), skrog (hull, carcass); perhaps related to shrink.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SCRAGnoun

    Any thing thin or lean.

    Etymology: scraghe, Dutch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scragnoun

    something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat; hence, humorously or in contempt, the neck

  2. Scragnoun

    a rawboned person

  3. Scragnoun

    a ragged, stunted tree or branch

  4. Etymology: [Cf. Scrag.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrag

    skrag, n. anything thin or lean and rough: the bony part of the neck.—v.t. to put to death by hanging.—adjs. Scrag′ged, Scrag′gy, lean and rough: uneven, rugged.—ns. Scrag′gedness, Scrag′giness.—adv. Scrag′gily.—adjs. Scrag′gly, rough-looking; Scrag′-necked, having a long, thin neck.—n. Scrag′-whale, a finner whale, having the back scragged. [Scand., Sw. prov. shraka, a tall tree or man, shrokk, anything shrivelled—Norw. skrekka, to shrink.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrag in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scrag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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