verb (used with object), scragged, scrag·ging.
Origin of scrag
Examples from the Web for scragged
"Because you will be scragged within three days," replied the police agent.
Besides, could he not plead that he had repaid the pals who had been scragged?
I promised your poor Auguste that you should be happy; he wanted to make you a rich woman, and he got scragged for your sake.
Oh, if Id only had a chance to let loose a little jiu jitsu on that beast who scragged me!Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane|Dorothy Wayne
And there is Theodore, who was just going to have his hair cropped to be scragged at four this afternoon!
British Dictionary definitions for scragged
verb scrags, scragging or scragged (tr)
Word Origin for scrag
Word Origin and History for scragged
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.