- a short, stumpy tail, esp. of a hare, rabbit, or deer
- a contemptible person
Origin of scutMiddle English hare, tail ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A short erect tail, as that of a hare, rabbit, or deer.
Origin of scutMiddle English, hare.
Routine or tedious work often viewed as menial.
Origin of scutShort for scutwork.
(third-person singular simple present scuts, present participle scutting, simple past and past participle scut)
- To scamper off
From Old Norse skutr (“stern”).
- Distasteful work; drudgery.
- (slang, medicine) Some menial, common unfinished task left for medical students, or some clinically useful training.