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scruff

noun uk   us   /skrʌf/

scruff noun (NECK)

by the scruff of the/your neck by the skin at the back of the neck: Cats carry their kittens by the scruff of the neck. I took/grabbed him by the scruff of his neck and threw him out of the hall.

scruff noun (PERSON)

[C] UK informal a dirty and untidy person: I feel a bit of a scruff in my jeans.
Translations of “scruff”
in Vietnamese gáy, cần cổ…
in Spanish cogote, pescuezo…
in Thai หลังคอ, ต้นคอ…
in Malaysian dengan memegang tengkuk…
in French peau (du cou)…
in German das Genick…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頸…
in Indonesian belakang leher binatang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颈…
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