scag

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Noun[edit]

scag (countable and uncountable, plural scags)

  1. (slang, uncountable) heroin
  2. (slang, countable, pejorative) A woman of loose morals.

Verb[edit]

scag (third-person singular simple present scags, present participle scagging, simple past and past participle scagged)

  1. (computing) To destroy the data on a disk, either by corrupting the filesystem or by causing media damage.
    "That last power hit scagged the system disk."

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish scacaid (strains, filters, sifts, purifies), from Old Norse.

Verb[edit]

scag (present analytic scagann, future analytic scagfaidh, verbal noun scagadh, past participle scagtha)

  1. to strain, filter
  2. to drain off
  3. to refine
  4. to sift
  5. to derive, spring (from source)

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