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scrimshank

[skrim-shangk] /ˈskrɪmˌʃæŋk/
verb (used without object), British Slang.
1.
to avoid one's obligations or share of work; shirk.
Origin of scrimshank
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; origin uncertain
Related forms
scrimshanker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scrimshank

scrimshank

/ˈskrɪmˌʃæŋk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) (Brit, military, slang) to shirk work
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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