Scab Definition

skăb
scabbed, scabbing, scabs
noun
scabs
A crust that forms over a sore or wound during healing.
Webster's New World
A mangy skin disease, as scabies, of animals, esp. sheep.
Webster's New World
Any of various plant diseases characterized by roughened, scablike spots on leaves, stems, or fruits.
Webster's New World
Any such spot.
Webster's New World
A low, contemptible fellow; scoundrel.
Webster's New World
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verb
scabbed, scabbing, scabs
To become covered with a scab; form a scab.
Webster's New World
To work or act as a scab.
Webster's New World
To remove part of a surface (from).
Wiktionary

(UK, Australia, New Zealand, informal) To beg (f), to cadge or bum.

I scabbed some money off a friend.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
blacklegratfink

Other Word Forms of Scab

Noun

Singular:
scab
Plural:
scabs

Origin of Scab

  • From Old English sceabb, Old Norse skabb, Latin scabies (“scab, itch, mange.") Cognate with Old English scafan, Latin scabere (“to scratch").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old Norse skabb

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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