THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of scag
First recorded in 1965–70; of obscure origin; compare earlier scag cigarette butt
Words nearby scag
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British Dictionary definitions for scag (1 of 2)
/ (skæɡ) /
a slang name for heroin
British Dictionary definitions for scag (2 of 2)
/ (skæɡ) South Wales and Southwest English dialect /
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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