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skag

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noun Slang.
  1. scag.

scag

or skag

[skag]
noun Slang.
  1. heroin.

Origin of scag

First recorded in 1965–70; of obscure origin; compare earlier scag cigarette butt
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Historical Examples

  • A piece of keel or skag can be added at the stern end, if desired, as shown in Fig. 418.

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British Dictionary definitions for skag

skag

noun
  1. a variant spelling of scag 1

scag1

skag

noun
  1. a slang name for heroin

scag2

noun
  1. a tear in a garment or piece of cloth
verb scags, scagging or scagged
  1. (tr) to make a tear in (cloth)

Word Origin

apparently related to Old Norse skaga to project
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Word Origin and History for skag

n.

"heroin," 1967, American English, earlier "cigarette" (1915), of unknown origin.

scag

n.

see skag.

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