Origin of scruff1
Definition for scruff (2 of 2)
Origin of scruff2
Examples from the Web for scruff
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At the end of the month, participants, called Mo Bros and their supporters, Mo Sistas, shave their scruff and have a party.Behind the Movember Movement’s Fight to Keep Charity Tied to Mustache|Kevin Fallon|November 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Miss Greeby lifted him off the sofa by the scruff of the neck.Red Money|Fergus Hume
We took him ignominiously by the scruff of the neck, haled him to camp, and dumped him down on Billy.The Land of Footprints|Stewart Edward White
He was well-nigh as powerless against a strong opponent in this position as is a puppy that is held up by the scruff of the neck.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
Then he grabbed Cullen by the scruff of the neck and sent him spinning into the arms of Seth.Boy Scouts on the Great Divide|Archibald Lee Fletcher
Mirestone held the goat by the scruff of his neck and fastened a halter about him.The White Feather Hex|Don Peterson
British Dictionary definitions for scruff (1 of 2)
Word Origin for scruff
British Dictionary definitions for scruff (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for scruff
"nape of the neck," 1790, altered (by influence of scruff "crust") from scuft (1787), probably related to North Frisian skuft "back of the neck of a horse" and Dutch schoft "withers of a horse," from a common Germanic source (cf. Old Norse skopt "hair of the head," Gothic skuft, Middle High German schopf, German Schopf). Another theory holds it to be a variant of scurf.