scag

or skag

[skag]

noun Slang.


Nearby words

  1. scaevola,
  2. scafell pike,
  3. scaffold,
  4. scaffold nail,
  5. scaffolding,
  6. scagliola,
  7. scala,
  8. scala cordonata,
  9. scala tympani,
  10. scala, la

Origin of scag

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

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British Dictionary definitions for scag

scag

1

skag

noun

a slang name for heroin

noun

a tear in a garment or piece of cloth

verb scags, scagging or scagged

(tr) to make a tear in (cloth)

Word Origin for scag

apparently related to Old Norse skaga to project

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Word Origin and History for scag

scag

n.

see skag.

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