scrag definition by Webster's New World
- a lean, scrawny person or animal
- a thin, stunted tree or plant
- the neck, or back of the neck, of mutton, veal, etc.
- Slang the human neck
Origin: probably ; from Old Norse as in Norwegian skragg, feeble, stunted person, Danish skrog, Old Norse skröggr, fox (nickname) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to shrivel, shrink
scrag definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A bony or scrawny person or animal.
- A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton.
- Slang The human neck.
Origin: Perhaps from dialectal crag, neck, from Middle English cragge, from Middle Dutch crāghe, throat.