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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

Etymologies

Alteration of dialectal scuft, scuff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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