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[skahrt] /skɑrt/
verb (used with or without object), Scot.
to scratch, scrape, mark, or scar.
Origin of scart
1325-75; Middle English (Scots), metathetic variant of scrat to scratch Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for scart
Historical Examples
  • scart of a boat, scart of being seasick, scart of a gun, scart of everything!

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If I ain't scart to have you here, I don't see why you should be scart to stay.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His being a millionaire and a stock-jobber was what scart me fust along.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Round and round the place we went, me scart for my life and she fairly frothing with rage.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Don't be scart, George; it's Kent Whiteman that has got his eye upon you.

    The Ranger Edward S. Ellis
  • This scart the women and men, and they axed me what war to be done?

    Bill Biddon, Trapper Edward S. Ellis
  • Yo're scart—that's what's the matter with you-all—afraid to even carry a warning!

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • But I ain't got that reason, an' never will have—so I'm scart.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • I'm stiff in th' jints, an' beside, you've scart me to death, eenamost.

  • I let him go into the cellar that night you say your sister was scart.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm

    Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for scart


to scratch or scrape
a scratch or scrape
a stroke of a pen
a small amount; scraping
Word Origin
C14: from earlier scrat


  1. a 21-pin plug-and-socket system which carries picture, sound, and other signals, used especially in home entertainment systems
  2. (as modifier): a Scart cable
Word Origin
C20: after Syndicat des Constructeurs des Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs, the company that designed it
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