- 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
prob. < ON, as in Norw skragg, feeble, stunted person, Dan skrog, ON skröggr, fox (nickname) < IE base *(s)ker-, to shrivel, shrink
transitive verb scragged, scragging
Slang to choke or wring the neck of; hang; throttle; garrote