offscouring

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

off·scour·ing

noun \-ˌska(-ə)r-iŋ\

Definition of OFFSCOURING

1
:  someone rejected by society :  outcast
2
:  something that is scoured off :  refuse

Examples of OFFSCOURING

  1. <the foundry's offscouring was the neighborhood's eyesore>
  2. <the hills are controlled by bandits and other unsavory offscourings who have taken up a life outside the law>

First Known Use of OFFSCOURING

1526

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