from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The back of the neck; the nape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone with an untidy appearance
- n. crust
- n. The loose skin at the back of the neck of some animals.
- n. The back of the neck, nape; also scruff of the neck.
- v. To lift or carry by the scruff.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Scurf.
- n. The nape of the neck; the loose outside skin, as of the back of the neck.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as scurf.
- n. Same as shruff.
- n. The nape of the neck; the nape; technically, the nucha or cervix.
- In golf, to raze the grass slightly in striking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the back side of the neck
Â At times her shading makes it look like Mercer has a bit of chin scruff in one panel, and then looks clean shaven in the other.
And then sticking a card between my stock and my coat-collar, in what is called the scruff of my neck, the disgusting brute gave me another blow behind my back, and left the coffee-room with his friends.
I wanted very much to remove him from that car by what Lute would call the scruff of the neck.
-- And then sticking a card between my stock and my coat-collar, in what is called the scruff of my neck, the disgusting brute gave me another blow behind my back, and left the coffee-room with his friends.
The cub became calmer when he was held by the scruff, which is the way mom Bai Yun carries him.
Her grin clearly frightened the leopard, as well as a pinch she gave him in the 'scruff' of the neck with one of her hands, while with the other she caught hold of his tail and made him yell.
Etheridge allegedly grabbed the man by the wrist and by the "scruff" of the neck, pulling him into "an awkward clinch."
RSPCA spokeswoman Kylie Hughes said while its not necessarily cruel to "scruff" a cat, ideally Kardashian should have been supporting its bodyweight two-handed.
-- he had enough "scruff" in the last episode of Season 3 to do any bad boy proud!!!!
Ilan ordered the dogs away from his father, who he grabbed by the scruff of the neck.