skag

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

skag (countable and uncountable, plural skags)

  1. (nautical) Alternative form of skeg
  2. (slang) Alternative spelling of scag heroin.
  3. (slang) an unattractive woman[1] [from 1920s]

References[edit]

  1. ^ skank” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018, retrieved 1 October 2018.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse skagi m (far projecting promontory), skag n (a bare and open or protruding place). Hence the name of the Danish cape Skagen. Compare North Frisian skage (die äusserste gränze, so weit das feld ausläuft).

Noun[edit]

skag n

  1. a bare and open or protruding place
  2. headland
  3. projection from the roof, over the vestibule porch

Derived terms[edit]