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scrap 1

1. A small piece or bit; a fragment.
2. scraps Leftover bits of food.
3. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
4. scraps Crisp pieces of rendered animal fat; cracklings.
tr.v. scrapped, scrap·ping, scraps
1. To break down into parts for disposal or salvage: scrap an old stove.
2. To discard or abandon as useless; cancel: scrap a plan.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skrap, trifles, pieces; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

scrap 2

intr.v. scrapped, scrap·ping, scraps
To fight, usually with the fists.
A fight or scuffle. See Synonyms at brawl.

[Perhaps variant of scrape.]

scrap′per n.


a person who fights or gets into scraps


(ˈskræp ər)

Informal. pugnacious, person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)scrapper - someone who fights (or is fighting)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
defender, withstander - a fighter who holds out against attack
boxer, pugilist - someone who fights with his fists for sport
brawler - a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
butter - a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
fencer, swordsman - someone skilled at fencing
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
gouger - an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
hell-kite, hell-rooster, gamecock - someone who is a very fierce fighter
mauler - a fighter who batters the opponent; "Jack Dempsey was called a mauler"
skirmisher - someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)
tough, street fighter - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
victor, master, superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
grappler, matman, wrestler - combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
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SCRAPPER Blackwell looks good for Ger Lyons in the opening two-year-old maiden at Dundalk tonight.
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