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scruff

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

scruffn. [See Scurf.].
     Scurf.  [1913 Webster]
scruffn. [Cf. Scuff.].
     The nape of the neck; the loose outside skin, as of the back of the neck.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scruff, n. the back of the neck as used to grasp and lift or drag an animal or person by (esp. scruff of the neck).

scruff, n. colloq. an untidy or scruffy person.

Etymology
orig. = SCURF, later 'worthless thing', or back-form. f. SCRUFFY

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