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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. The Devil; Satan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.

Etymologies

Probably alteration of scrat, from Middle English, hermaphrodite goblin, from Old Norse skratte, wizard, goblin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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