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scut

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[ skuht ]
/ skʌt /
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noun

a short tail, especially that of a hare, rabbit, or deer.

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Origin of scut

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1400–50; late Middle English: hare <Old Norse skutr stern

Definition for scut (2 of 2)

scut2
[ skuht ]
/ skʌt /

noun Slang.

a worthless, contemptible person.

Origin of scut

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1870–75; origin uncertain; perhaps continuation of Scots and dial. scout, scoot,Middle English scoute in same sense; perhaps noun use of Scots scout to spurt, squirt out, scoot
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British Dictionary definitions for scut

scut
/ (skʌt) /

noun

the short tail of animals such as the deer and rabbit

Word Origin for scut

C15: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse skutr end of a vessel, Icelandic skott tail
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