scran

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably of North Germanic origin, ultimately from Old Norse skran (rubbish; marine stores). Compare Icelandic skran (junk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Northern England) IPA(key): /skɹan/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

scran (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Food, especially that of an inferior quality; grub.
    Synonyms: scrawn (Geordie); see also Thesaurus:food
    Let wi gan and get some scran am starvin man!
    Let's go and get some food. I'm starving!
  2. refuse; rubbish

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References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

Verb[edit]

scran (third-person singular simple present scrans, present participle scranning, simple past and past participle scranned)

  1. (slang, Liverpudlian) to eat

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