[awf-skouuh r-ing, -skou-er-, of-]
- Often offscourings. something scoured off; filth; refuse.
- a social outcast.
Origin of offscouring
1520–30; off + scouring, after verb phrase scour off
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Examples from the Web for offscouring
As the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things, unto this day.Things as They Are
You assert that they are infamous and base, the offscouring of the earth.The Martyr of the Catacombs
The degradation of the ass, the offscouring of all things, is probably at the root of this.Beast and Man in India
John Lockwood Kipling
We are made as the refuse of this world, the offscouring of all, even until now.
Is it because those who cherish it are treated as the offscouring of all flesh, in the place of their birth?Thoughts on African Colonization
William Lloyd Garrison