Meaning of “scruff” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “scruff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /skrʌf/
the scruff of your neck

the scruff of your neck the back of your neck:

She grabbed the dog by the scruff of his neck and hung on to him.

(Definition of “scruff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)