from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stubby erect tail, as that of a hare, rabbit, or deer.
- n. Informal Routine or tedious work often viewed as menial.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short, erect tail, as of a hare or rabbit
- n. rump, pudenda, vulva
- n. A slut; whore; hussy
- v. To scamper off
- n. A contemptible person.
- n. Distasteful work; drudgery.
- n. Some menial, common unfinished task left for medical students, or some clinically useful training.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tail of a hare, or of a deer, or other animal whose tail is short, esp. when carried erect; hence, sometimes, the animal itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Short, as a garment, etc.
- n. A short tail, as that of the rabbit or deer.
- n. In heraldry, the tail, as of a cony: used only when the tail is of a different tincture from the rest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short erect tail
Middle English, hare.
Short for scutwork.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Norse skutr ("stern"). (Wiktionary)
Probably an alteration of scout (obsolete sense), itself from Middle English (Wiktionary)
From Middle English shoute, scoute, skoute, shute, schuit (=modern Dutch), scut - "flat-bottomed boat, barge; the master of a shoute; also, a sailor on a shoute." (Wiktionary)