scut

noun
\ ˈskət How to pronounce scut (audio) \

Definition of scut

: a short erect tail (as of a hare)

First Known Use of scut

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scut

origin unknown

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“Scut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scut. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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