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British Dictionary definitions for scran


  1. slang food; provisions
  2. bad scran to Irish dialect bad luck to
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Word Origin

C18: of unknown origin
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Historical Examples

  • The student will note that the infinitive (scran) is here employed as a present participle after a verb of motion (cwman).

    Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book

    C. Alphonso Smith