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scruff

noun uk   /skrʌf/ us  

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 Spanish cogote, pescuezo…
in French peau (du cou)…
in German das Genick…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 颈…
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