- a receipt, certificate, list, or similar brief piece of writing.
- a scrap of paper.
- a certificate representing a fraction of a share of stock.
- a certificate to be exchanged for goods, as at a company store.
- a certificate indicating the right of the holder to receive payment later in the form of cash, goods, or land.
- paper currency in denominations of less than one dollar, formerly issued in the United States.
Origin of scrip1
- a bag or wallet carried by wayfarers.
Origin of scrip2
- a prescription, as for a drug.
Origin of scrip3
Examples from the Web for scrip
Buying prescription drugs without a scrip is a serious legal offense, as Rush Limbaugh could tell you.Don't Legalize Marijuana: The Case for More Paternalism in America
January 10, 2013
Behold me with staff and scrip, footing it merrily in the Land of Pardons.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
I pay over the money for your scrip, and you pocket a premium.
Again, you have the word scrip—as a scrip of paper, government scrip.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
On my windmill locations I put "Scrip" in blocks of forty acres.Ranching, Sport and Travel
He drew from his pocket a roll of scrip, and handed one to Frank.The Telegraph Boy
Horatio Alger, Jr.
- a written certificate, list, etc
- a small scrap, esp of paper with writing on it
- a certificate representing a claim to part of a share of stock
- the shares allocated in a bonus issue
- archaic a small bag or wallet, as carried by pilgrims
- informal a medical prescription
Word Origin and History for scrip
"certificate of a right to receive something" (especially a stock share), 1762, probably shortened from (sub)scrip(tion) receipt. Originally "receipt for a portion of a loan subscribed," meaning "certificate issued as currency" first recorded 1790.