scrag

[skrseg]
1. n. the neck. (Underworld.)
The cop grabbed him by the scrag and pushed him along to the squad car.
It’s gonna be your scrag in the noose when this hing’s over.
2. tv. to kill someone or something. (Originally underworld to strangle.)
The gang decided that somebody was going to have to scrag the witness.
A truck almost scragged Bart.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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  • scrag — scrag·ger; scrag·gi·ness; scrag·gle; scrag·gled; scrag·gling; scrag·gly; scrag·gy; scrag; scrag·ged·ly; scrag·ged·ness; …   English syllables

  • Scrag — Scrag, v. t. [Cf. {Scrag}.] To seize, pull, or twist the neck of; specif., to hang by the neck; to kill by hanging. [Colloq.] An enthusiastic mob will scrag me to a certainty the day war breaks out. Pall Mall Mag. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrag — (skr[a^]g), n. [Cf. dial. Sw. skraka a great dry tree, a long, lean man, Gael. sgreagach dry, shriveled, rocky. See {Shrink}, and cf. {Scrog}, {Shrag}, n.] 1. Something thin, lean, or rough; a bony piece; especially, a bony neckpiece of meat;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scrag|gy — scrag|gy1 «SKRAG ee», adjective, gi|er, gi|est. 1. having little flesh; lean; thin; bony: »... his sinewy, scraggy neck (Scott). SYNONYM( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scrag — can refer to:*Global Rocket 1 *A monster, also referred to as a wizard , in the 1996 computer game Quake *A type of aquatic troll in Dungeons Dragons …   Wikipedia

  • scrag — (n.) 1540s, lean person or animal, a raw bones; perhaps from a Scandinavian source (Cf. Norw. skragg a lean person, dialectal Swed. skragge old and torn thing, Dan. skrog hull, carcass ); perhaps related to SHRINK (Cf. shrink) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scrag — ► VERB (scragged, scragging) informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ handle roughly; beat up. ► NOUN 1) an unattractively thin person or animal. 2) archaic, informal the neck. ORIGIN perhaps an alteration of Scots and northern English crag «neck» …   English terms dictionary

  • scrag — [skrag] n. [prob. < ON, as in Norw skragg, feeble, stunted person, Dan skrog, ON skröggr, fox (nickname) < IE base * (s)ker , to shrivel, shrink] 1. a lean, scrawny person or animal 2. a thin, stunted tree or plant 3. the neck, or back of… …   English World 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

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