- bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food.
- the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.
Origin of scrap1
OTHER WORDS FROM scrapscrap·ping·ly, adverb
Other definitions for scrap (2 of 2)
Origin of scrap2
How to use scrap in a sentence
Another major project, the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline, was scrapped in July after numerous delays and questions about whether it was needed.West Virginians Were Promised an Economic Revival. It Hasn’t Happened Yet.|by Ken Ward Jr.|October 29, 2020|ProPublica
Critics of online learning who worry remote instruction is already shortchanging students see even more of an incentive to scrap snow days.New Jersey school district pledges to protect at least one ritual from pandemic upheaval: The snow day|Kim Bellware|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
As James Temple outlines, California needs to scrap century-old fire management policies to fight its wildfires.
The physician argued that scrapping the law during the coronavirus pandemic would be disastrous.Barrett confirmation hearing day four: ‘We have the votes,’ McConnell says of nomination|Seung Min Kim, Donna Cassata, Karoun Demirjian|October 15, 2020|Washington Post
The replacement material that was supposed to stick to the third target was made incorrectly and had to be scrapped, records show.
British Dictionary definitions for scrap (1 of 2)
- waste material or used articles, esp metal, often collected and reprocessed
- (as modifier)scrap iron