offscouring

[ awf-skouuh r-ing, -skou-er-, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˌskaʊər ɪŋ, -ˌskaʊ ər-, ˈɒf- /

noun

Often offscourings. something scoured off; filth; refuse.
a social outcast.

Nearby words

  1. offishly,
  2. offlap,
  3. offline,
  4. offload,
  5. offprint,
  6. offscourings,
  7. offscreen,
  8. offset,
  9. offset lithography,
  10. offset printing

Origin of offscouring

1520–30; off + scouring, after verb phrase scour off

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British Dictionary definitions for offscourings

offscourings

/ (ˈɒfˌskaʊərɪŋz) /

pl n

scum; dregs
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