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scruff

 (skrŭf)
n.
The back of the neck; the nape.

[Alteration of dialectal scuft, scuff.]

scruff

(skrʌf)
n
the nape of the neck (esp in the phrase by the scruff of the neck)
[C18: variant of scuft, perhaps from Old Norse skoft hair; related to Old High German scuft]

scruff

(skrʌf)
n
1. informal an untidy scruffy person
2. informal a disreputable person, ruffian
3. another name for scum3

scruff

(skrʌf)

n.
the nape or back of the neck.
[1780–90; alter. of dial. scuff, scuft < Dutch schoft horse's withers]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scruff - the back side of the neckscruff - the back side of the neck    
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
back end, backside, rear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"

scruff

noun nape, scrag (informal) the scruff of the neck
Translations
مُؤَخَّرَة العُنْق
zátylek
nakkeskind
hnakkadramb
pakarpa
skaustssprands
ense kökü

scruff

[skrʌf] N
1. by the scruff of the neckdel cogote
2. (= untidy person) → dejado/a m/f

scruff

[ˈskrʌf] n
(= nape) by the scruff of the neck → par la peau du cou
(= untidy person) → épouvantail m

scruff

1
n by the scruff of the neckam Genick

scruff

2
n (inf: = scruffy person) (= woman)Schlampe f (inf); (= man)abgerissener Typ (inf)

scruff

[skrʌf] n
a. by the scruff of the neckper la collottola
b. (fam) (untidy person) → sciattone/a

scruff

(skraf) : the scruff of the neck
the back of the neck by which an animal can be grasped or lifted. She picked up the cat by the scruff of the neck.