Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding in or covered with scabs.
  • Specifically, mangy; affected with scabies.
  • Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding with scabs; diseased with scabs.
  • adjective Fig.: Mean; paltry; vile; worthless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of scab.

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Examples

  • I used to be a postman but left to find a better job as normal people do i also "scabbed" and crossed the pathetic picket line.....

    Heads must roll at the Royal Mail

  • He went to work for a Mr. Bedford, and presently got a hint that if he did not join the association of journeymen shoemakers he was liable to be "scabbed," which meant that men would not work in the same shop, nor board or lodge in the same house, nor would they work at all for the same employer.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • This is evidenced in cases where gems have been found encrusted on their matrix, which latter was being slowly transformed to the character of the jewel encrusted, or "scabbed" on it.

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

  • The health of the community and of the live stock also received attention: in 1583 one Pattynson was fined 1s. for allowing a 'scabbed' horse to go on the common; dead cattle were to be buried the day after death, and all unwholesome meat was to be buried.

    A Short History of English Agriculture

  • I took the tape off my hand and its kind of scabbed but a bit swollen and sore (using savlon and iodine to disinfect)

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • “Yes, they used glue,” I say, “and I’m just hoping the wound is tightly closed, but I can’t really tell, it kind of scabbed over in the night and the swelling seems worse.”

    in bed with petite

  • “Yes, they used glue,” I say, “and I’m just hoping the wound is tightly closed, but I can’t really tell, it kind of scabbed over in the night and the swelling seems worse.”

    glue

  • 'scabbed' during the 1920′s miner's strike or something.

    Guy Fawkes' blog

  • Over the next few days, my nipples scabbed and cracked so badly they bled.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • The wheels of Luke's double wide had scabbed with rust.

    Lifting

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