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scruff

noun \ˈskrəf\

: the skin on the back of the neck

Full Definition of SCRUFF

:  the back of the neck :  nape
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Examples of SCRUFF

  1. She held the kitten by the scruff of its neck.

Origin of SCRUFF

alteration of earlier scuff, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1790
SCRUFF Defined for Kids

scruff

noun \ˈskrəf\

Definition of SCRUFF for Kids

:  the loose skin on the back of the neck

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