Origin of scart

1325–75; Middle English (Scots), metathetic variant of scrat to scratch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for scart

Historical Examples of scart

  • Scart of a boat, scart of being seasick, scart of a gun, scart of everything!

    The Depot Master

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • If I ain't scart to have you here, I don't see why you should be scart to stay.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Round and round the place we went, me scart for my life and she fairly frothing with rage.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • His being a millionaire and a stock-jobber was what scart me fust along.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Don't be scart, George; it's Kent Whiteman that has got his eye upon you.

    The Ranger

    Edward S. Ellis

British Dictionary definitions for scart


  1. to scratch or scrape
  1. a scratch or scrape
  2. a stroke of a pen
  3. a small amount; scraping

Word Origin for scart

C14: from earlier scrat



  1. electronics
    1. a 21-pin plug-and-socket system which carries picture, sound, and other signals, used especially in home entertainment systems
    2. (as modifier)a Scart cable

Word Origin for Scart

C20: after S yndicat des C onstructeurs des A ppareils R adiorécepteurs et T éléviseurs, the company that designed it
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