verb (used with object), scragged, scrag·ging.
Origin of scrag
Examples from the Web for scrag
Stew a pound and a half of scrag of mutton, with three pints of water till reduced to a quart.
Lay a fowl, or a few bones of the scrag of veal, seasoned, into a dish.
He was probably foolish enough to tell others, and the word was pasted to scrag you before you could get to it.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Soak a neck of mutton in water for an hour, cut off the scrag, and put it into a stewpot, with two quarts of water.
That in itself seemed suspicious, so I followed you to the house and saw Peters scrag you.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane|Dorothy Wayne
British Dictionary definitions for scrag
verb scrags, scragging or scragged (tr)
Word Origin for scrag
Word Origin and History for scrag
1540s, "lean person or animal, a raw-bones;" perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skragg "a lean person;" dialectal Swedish skraka "a great, dry tree; a long, lean man," skragge "old and torn thing," Danish skrog "hull of a ship, carcass," Icelandic skröggr, a nickname of the fox); perhaps from root of shrink.