scrap

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skɹæp/
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  • Rhymes: -æp

Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English scrappe, from Old Norse skrap, from skrapa (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Germanic *skrapōną, *skrepaną (to scrape, scratch), from Proto-Indo-European *skreb-, *skrep- (to engrave)

Noun[edit]

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A (small) piece; a fragment; a detached, incomplete portion.
    • De Quincey
      I have no materials — not a scrap.
    I found a scrap of cloth to patch the hole.
  2. (usually in the plural) Leftover food.
    Give the scraps to the dogs and watch them fight.
  3. The crisp substance that remains after drying out animal fat.
    pork scraps
  4. (uncountable) Discarded objects (especially metal) that may be dismantled to recover their constituent materials, junk.
    That car isn't good for anything but scrap.
  5. (ethnic slur, offensive) A Hispanic criminal, especially a Mexican or one affiliated with the Norte gang.
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Verb[edit]

scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. (transitive) To discard.
  2. (transitive, of a project or plan) To stop working on indefinitely.
  3. (intransitive) To scrapbook; to create scrapbooks.
  4. (transitive) To dispose of at a scrapyard.
  5. (transitive) To make into scrap.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

scrap (plural scraps)

  1. A fight, tussle, skirmish.
    We got in a little scrap over who should pay the bill.
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scrap (third-person singular simple present scraps, present participle scrapping, simple past and past participle scrapped)

  1. to fight
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