scrag end
noun see scrag I

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  • scrag-end — scragˈ end noun The scrag of a neck • • • Main Entry: ↑scrag …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrag end — noun the lean end of a neck of veal • Syn: ↑scrag • Derivationally related forms: ↑scrag (for: ↑scrag) • Hypernyms: ↑cut of veal • …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrag end — also scrag noun (U) BrE the bony part of a sheep s neck, that is sometimes boiled for soup …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • scrag end — /skræg ˈɛnd/ (say skrag end) noun 1. the inferior end of a cut of meat, especially the neck, which contains a lot of bone and very little meat; fag end. 2. Colloquial that part of the day towards late afternoon which is considered not very… …   Australian English dictionary

  • scrag-end — noun Brit. the inferior end of a neck of mutton …   English new terms dictionary

  • scrag — I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2crag Date: 1542 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 II. transitive verb ( …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scrag — 1. noun a) A thin or scrawny person or animal. b) The lean end of a neck of mutton; the scrag end. 2. verb a) To harass, to …   Wiktionary

  • scrag — n. & v. n. 1 (also scrag end) the inferior end of a neck of mutton. 2 a skinny person or animal. 3 colloq. a person s neck. v.tr. (scragged, scragging) sl. 1 strangle, hang. 2 seize roughly by the neck. 3 handle roughly; beat up. Etymology: perh …   Useful english dictionary

  • scrag — [[t]skræg[/t]] n. v. scragged, scrag•ging 1) a lean or scrawny person or animal 2) the lean end of a neck of veal or mutton 3) sts Slang. the neck of a human being 4) sts Slang. to wring the neck of; hang; garrote • Etymology: 1535–45; obscurely… …   From formal English to slang

  • scrag — /skræg / (say skrag) noun 1. a lean person or animal. 2. the lean end of a neck of mutton, etc. 3. Colloquial the neck of a human being. 4. Colloquial (derogatory) an unattractive woman of a slovenly or tartish appearance. –verb (t) (scragged,… …   Australian English dictionary

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