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scag

or skag

[ skag ]
/ skæg /
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noun Slang.

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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 (1 of 2)

scag1

skag

/ (skæɡ) /

noun

a slang name for heroin

British Dictionary definitions for scag (2 of 2)

scag2
/ (skæɡ) South Wales and Southwest English dialect /

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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