- 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 of scragprobably from ON, 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
transitive verbscragged, scrag′ging
Slang to choke or wring the neck of; hang; throttle; garrote
- A bony or scrawny person or animal.
- A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton.
- Slang The human neck.
transitive verbscragged, scrag·ging, scrags Slang
To wring the neck of; strangle.
Origin of scragPerhaps from dialectal crag neck from Middle English cragge from Middle Dutch crāghe throat
(third-person singular simple present scrags, present participle scragging, simple past and past participle scragged)
- To harass, to manhandle
- To kill or destroy.