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Definition of "scrag" [scrag]

  • A bony or scrawny person or animal. (noun)
  • A piece of lean or bony meat, especially a neck of mutton. (noun)
  • Slang The human neck. (noun)
  • Slang To wring the neck of; strangle. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scrag" in a sentence
  • "Fore quarter: No. 3, the shoulder; 4 and 5 the neck; No. 5 being called, for distinction, the scrag, which is generally afterwards separated from 4, the lower and better joint;"
  • "Inferior cuts of mutton can be used advantageously for this dish, such as scrag-end or breast of mutton; the bones and gristle with long stewing give a nice flavor to the dish."
  • "At the scrag-end of a long thread I quoted Gary Jacobson writing on the 1994 election."