scrag

noun
\ˈskrag \

Definition of scrag 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a rawboned or scrawny person or animal

2a : the lean end of a neck of mutton or veal

called also scrag end

b : neck

scrag

verb
scragged; scragging

Definition of scrag (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to execute by hanging or garroting

b : to wring the neck of

First Known Use of scrag

Noun

1542, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1752, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for scrag

Noun

perhaps alteration of crag entry 2

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