Scrag meaning

skrăg
To harass, to manhandle.
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A bony or scrawny person or animal.
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A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton.
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The human neck.
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To wring the neck of; strangle.
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A lean, scrawny person or animal.
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A thin, stunted tree or plant.
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The neck, or back of the neck, of mutton, veal, etc.
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The human neck.
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To choke or wring the neck of; hang; throttle; garrote.
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(archaic) A thin or scrawny person or animal. [from the 16th c.]
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(archaic) The lean end of a neck of mutton; the scrag end.
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(archaic) The neck, especially of a sheep.
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(Scotland) A scrog.
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(Australia, slang, derogatory) A rough or unkempt woman.
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To kill or destroy.
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Origin of scrag

  • Perhaps from dialectal crag neck from Middle English cragge from Middle Dutch crāghe throat

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

  • Perhaps related to Norwegian skragg (a lean person), dialectical Swedish skragge (old and torn thing), Danish skrog (hull, carcass); perhaps related to shrink.

    From Wiktionary