scruff

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(Also scruff of the neck) The skin at the back of the neck, the back of the neck, nape

He grabbed his unruly kid by the scruff of the neck, and took him home.

To lift or carry by the scruff
Someone with an untidy appearance

That candidate will never get the job, he's a right scruff.

crust
the back side of the neck
{i} back of the neck, nape
The nape of the neck; the loose outside skin, as of the back of the neck
The back of the neck
If someone takes you by the scruff of the neck, they take hold of the back of your neck or collar suddenly and roughly. He picked the dog up by the scruff of the neck
Scurf
scruff

    Synonyme

    nape, nucha, nuchal, withers

    Aussprache

    Etymologie

    [ 'skr&f ] (noun.) 1790. 1790, from earlier (1787) scuft, influenced by scruff (“crust”). Related to North Frisian skuft (“back of the neck of a horse”) and Dutch schoft (“withers (of a horse)”), from Proto-Germanic. Compare also Old Norse skopt (“hair of the head”), Gothic

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