scrag

Definitions

Slang

  • noun a foolish and/or annoying person. The word, an archaic term for a thin or bony person or animal, has been used in this way since around 2000 by adolescents.
  • verb to torment, tease, attack, beat up. A schoolboy term dating from the 19th century.
  • verb to kill, destroy. An underworld term adopted by black street gangs in the 1980s. In 18th- and 19th-century British slang scrag was used to mean ‘execute by hanging’, strangle or grab by the neck. The word is originally a Scottish dialect term for neck and is related to ‘crag’.
  • verb to copulate (with)
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