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"scab" in American English

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scabnoun [C]

us   /skæb/
  • scab noun [C] (SKIN COVERING)

a hard covering of dry blood that forms over a cut or sore: Don’t pick at your scab!
  • scab noun [C] (WORKER)

someone who takes the place of a worker who is striking (= joining in an organized refusal to work)
(Definition of scab from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







(Definition of scab from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scab" in Business English

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scabnoun [C]

uk   /skæb/ us   informal disapproving
an insulting word for a person who continues working while other people in the organization are on strike: When she went to work she faced taunts of 'scab' from fellow workers.
(Definition of scab from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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