Examples of scruff in a Sentence
She held the kitten by the scruff of its neck.
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Vava had grabbed the game by the scruff of its neck and put in an inspiring performance which led his country to an enthralling 5-2 win.
One of America's greatest exports, he's featured in everything from WWII propaganda grabbing Hitler by the scruff of his neck to teaching children in Kosovo about the dangers of landmines.
Trafficante had previously presented as a model-handsome man, with a scruff of beard and a ripped torso.
Shelter officials suspect that a larger dog may have attacked the puppies, picking them up and shaking them by their scruffs.
Flashy haircuts are everywhere right now, but there's something to be said for a classic haircut that's just long enough to show a little bit of your natural hair texture, and some scruff to take the whole thing to cool-guy town.
Most people don't bother with this chaotic city in the shadow of Mount Etna, Sicily's diamond in the scruff, where grit and splendor go hand in hand.
Lamorne Morris and Max Greenfield of New Girl are here to remind of that fact with their winter sweaters and winter scruff.
There are the physical similarities — the thick hair, the winter-friendly beard scruff, the bright blue eyes — but also the tendency to excel in spending time in cold, snowy environments.
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Origin and Etymology of scruff
First Known Use: 1790See Words from the same year
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Definition of scruff for English Language Learners
: the skin on the back of the neck
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