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scrag

noun \ ˈskrag \

Definition of scrag

1 : a rawboned or scrawny person or animal
2 a : the lean end of a neck of mutton or veal called also scrag end
b : neck

Origin and Etymology of scrag

perhaps alteration of 2crag


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scrag

verb

Definition of scrag

scragged; scragging
1 a : to execute by hanging or garroting
b : to wring the neck of
2 a : choke
b : manhandle 1
c : kill, murder

First Known Use of scrag

1752

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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