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Scotch broth
noun Date: 1818 a soup made from beef or mutton and vegetables and thickened with barley
Scotch egg
noun Date: 1809 a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, covered with bread crumbs, and fried
Scotch pine
noun Date: 1731 a pine (Pinus sylvestris) of northern Europe and Asia with spreading or pendulous branches, short rigid twisted needles, and hard yellow wood that provides ...
Scotch terrier
noun Date: 1810 Scottish terrier
Scotch verdict
noun Date: 1912 1. a verdict of not proven that is allowed by Scottish criminal law in some cases instead of a verdict of not guilty 2. an inconclusive decision or ...
Scotch whisky
noun see Scotch II
Scotch woodcock
noun Date: 1879 buttered toast spread with anchovy paste and scrambled egg
Scotch-Irish
adjective Date: 1744 of, relating to, or descended from Scottish settlers in northern Ireland
Scotchman
noun Date: 15th century Scotsman
Scotchwoman
noun Date: 1663 Scotswoman
scoter
noun (plural scoters or scoter) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1674 any of a genus (Melanitta) of sea ducks of chiefly coastal Eurasia, Canada, and the United States ...
scotia
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek skotia, from feminine of skotios dark, shadowy, from skotos darkness — more at shade Date: 1563 a concave molding used especially in ...
Scotia
geographical name see Scotland
Scotia Sea
geographical name part of the S Atlantic SE of Falkland Islands, W of South Sandwich Islands, & N of South Orkney Islands
Scotic
adjective Date: 1661 of or relating to the ancient Scots
Scotism
noun Date: circa 1871 the doctrines of Duns Scotus • Scotist noun
Scotist
noun see Scotism
Scotland
or Latin Caledonia or Medieval Latin Scotia geographical name country N Great Britain; a division of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland capital Edinburgh ...
Scotland Yard
noun Etymology: Scotland Yard, street in London, formerly the headquarters of the metropolitan police Date: 1864 the detective department of the London metropolitan police
scotoma
noun (plural -mas or scotomata) Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, dimness of vision, from Greek skotōmat-, skotōma, from skotoun to darken, from skotos Date: 1875 ...
scotopic
adjective Etymology: New Latin scotopia scotopic vision, from Greek skotos darkness + New Latin -opia Date: 1915 relating to or being vision in dim light with dark-adapted ...
Scots
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English Scottis, alteration of Scottish Date: 14th century Scottish — used especially of the people and language and in legal context II. ...
Scots pine
noun Date: circa 1797 chiefly British Scotch pine
Scots-Irish
adjective Date: 1972 Scotch-Irish
Scotsman
noun Date: 14th century a native or inhabitant of Scotland
Scotswoman
noun Date: 1818 a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Scotland
Scott
I. biographical name Dred 1795?-1858 American slave II. biographical name Sir George Gilbert 1811-1878 English architect III. biographical name Robert Falcon 1868-1912 ...
Scotticism
noun Etymology: Late Latin scotticus of the ancient Scots, from Scotus Scottish Date: 1706 a word, phrase, or expression characteristic of Scottish English
Scottie
noun Date: circa 1896 1. Scotsman 2. Scottish terrier
Scottish
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Scottes Scotsmen Date: 13th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Scotland, Scots, or the Scots • Scottishness ...
Scottish deerhound
noun Date: 1891 any of an old breed of dogs of Scottish origin that have the general form of a greyhound but are larger and taller with a shaggy harsh coat
Scottish Gaelic
noun Date: 1897 the Gaelic language of Scotland
Scottish rite
noun Date: 1903 1. a ceremonial observed by one of the Masonic systems 2. a system or organization that observes the Scottish rite and confers the 4th through the 33d degrees
Scottish terrier
noun Date: 1837 any of an old Scottish breed of terrier that has short legs, a long head with small erect ears and a powerful muzzle, a broad deep chest, and a very hard ...
Scottishness
noun see Scottish I
Scotts Bluff National Monument
geographical name reservation W Nebraska on North Platte River including Scotts Bluff (high butte that was a landmark on the Oregon Trail)
Scottsdale
geographical name city SW central Arizona E of Phoenix population 202,705
Scotus
I. biographical name Duns — see Duns Scotus II. biographical name John — see Erigena
scoundrel
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1589 a disreputable person ; rascal • scoundrel adjective • scoundrelly adjective
scoundrelly
adjective see scoundrel
scour
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch schuren, from Old French escurer, from Late Latin excurare to clean off, from Latin, to take good care of, from ex- ...
scourer
noun see scour I
scourge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French escorge, from escorger to whip, from Vulgar Latin *excorrigiare, from Latin ex- + corrigia thong, whip Date: 13th century ...
scourger
noun see scourge II
scouring
noun Date: 1588 1. material removed by scouring or cleaning 2. the lowest rank of society — usually used in plural
scouring rush
noun Date: circa 1818 horsetail; especially one (Equisetum hyemale) with strongly siliceous stems formerly used for scouring
scouse
noun Date: 1840 1. lobscouse 2. capitalized a. Scouser b. a dialect of English spoken in Liverpool
Scouser
noun Date: 1959 a native or inhabitant of Liverpool, England
scout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French escuter to listen, from Latin auscultare — more at auscultation Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to explore an ...
scout car
noun Date: 1933 1. a military reconnaissance vehicle 2. squad car
scoutcraft
noun Date: 1908 the craft, skill, or practice of a scout
scouter
noun Date: 1642 1. one that scouts 2. often capitalized an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America
scouth
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1591 Scottish plenty
scouting
noun Date: 1590 1. the action of one that scouts 2. often capitalized the activities of various national and worldwide organizations for youth directed to developing ...
scoutmaster
noun Date: 1579 the leader of a band of scouts; specifically the adult leader of a troop of Boy Scouts
scow
noun Etymology: Dutch schouw; akin to Old High German scalta punt pole Date: 1669 a large flat-bottomed boat with broad square ends used chiefly for transporting bulk ...
scowl
I. verb Etymology: Middle English skoulen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish skule to scowl Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to contract the brow in an ...
scowler
noun see scowl I
scowlingly
adverb see scowl I
SCPO
abbreviation senior chief petty officer
scrabble
I. verb (scrabbled; scrabbling) Etymology: Dutch schrabbelen to scratch Date: 1537 intransitive verb 1. scrawl, scribble 2. to scratch, claw, or grope about clumsily or ...
scrabbler
noun see scrabble I
scrabbly
adjective Date: 1945 1. scratchy, raspy 2. sparse, scrubby
scrag
I. noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2crag Date: 1542 1. a rawboned or scrawny person or animal 2. a. the lean end of a neck of mutton or veal — called also scrag ...
scrag end
noun see scrag I
scraggly
adjective Etymology: alteration of scraggling, preh. irregular from 2scraggy Date: 1869 irregular in form or growth ; also unkempt
scraggy
I. adjective (scraggier; -est) Etymology: Middle English scraggi; akin to English dialect scrag tree stump, uneven ground, Middle English scrogge bush Date: 13th century ...
scram
I. intransitive verb (scrammed; scramming) Etymology: short for scramble Date: circa 1928 to go away at once
scramble
I. verb (scrambled; scrambling) Etymology: perhaps alteration of 1scrabble Date: 1568 intransitive verb 1. a. to move with urgency or panic b. to move or climb ...
scrambler
noun see scramble I
scrannel
adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1637 harsh, unmelodious
Scranton
geographical name city NE Pennsylvania population 76,415
scrap
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skrap scraps; akin to Old Norse skrapa to scrape Date: 14th century 1. plural fragments of ...
scrap heap
noun Date: 1838 1. a pile of discarded metal 2. the place where useless things are discarded
scrapbook
noun Date: 1825 a blank book in which various items (as newspaper clippings or pictures) are collected and preserved
scrape
I. verb (scraped; scraping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse skrapa; akin to Old English scrapian to scrape, Latin scrobis ditch, Russian skresti to scrape Date: 14th ...
scraper
noun see scrape I
scrapie
noun Etymology: 1scrape Date: 1910 a usually fatal spongiform encephalopathy especially of sheep that is caused by a prion and is characterized by twitching, intense ...
scrappage
noun Date: circa 1909 1. the scrapping of discarded objects (as automobiles) 2. the rate at which objects are scrapped
scrapper
noun Date: 1874 fighter, quarreler; also a fierce competitor
scrappily
adverb Date: 1886 in a scrappy manner
scrappiness
noun Date: 1867 the quality or state of being scrappy
scrapple
noun Etymology: diminutive of 1scrap Date: 1852 a seasoned mixture of ground meat (as pork) and cornmeal set in a mold and served sliced and fried
scrappy
I. adjective (scrappier; -est) Etymology: 1scrap Date: 1837 consisting of scraps II. adjective (scrappier; -est) Etymology: 3scrap Date: 1895 1. quarrelsome 2. having ...
scratch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English scracchen, probably blend of scratten to scratch and cracchen to scratch Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to scrape or dig with the ...
scratch feed
noun see scratch II
scratch hit
noun Date: 1903 a batted ball not solidly hit yet credited to the batter as a base hit
scratch one's back
phrasal to accommodate with a favor especially in expectation of like return
scratch one's head
phrasal to be or become confused or perplexed
scratch pad
noun Date: 1895 a pad of scratch paper
scratch paper
noun Date: 1899 paper that may be used for casual writing
scratch sheet
noun Date: 1939 a racing publication listing competitors scratched from races and giving odds
scratch test
noun Date: 1937 a test for allergic susceptibility made by rubbing an extract of an allergen into small breaks or scratches in the skin
scratch the surface
phrasal to make a modest effort or start
scratchboard
noun Date: circa 1908 a black-surfaced cardboard having an undercoat of white clay on which an effect resembling engraving is achieved by scratching away portions of the ...
scratcher
noun see scratch I
scratchily
adverb see scratchy
scratchiness
noun see scratchy
scratchy
adjective (scratchier; -est) Date: 1827 1. marked or made with scratches 2. likely to scratch ; prickly 3. making a scratching noise 4. uneven in quality ; ragged ...
scrawl
verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1612 transitive verb to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly intransitive verb to write awkwardly or carelessly • ...
scrawler
noun see scrawl
scrawly
adjective see scrawl
scrawniness
noun see scrawny
scrawny
adjective (scrawnier; -est) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1833 exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size Synonyms: see lean • scrawniness noun
screak
intransitive verb Etymology: of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrækja to screech Date: circa 1500 to make a harsh shrill noise ; screech • screak noun • ...
screaky
adjective see screak
scream
I. verb Etymology: Middle English scremen; akin to Middle Dutch schreem scream Date: 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. (1) to voice a sudden sharp loud cry ...
screamer
noun Date: 1712 1. one that screams 2. any of a small family (Anhimidae) of South American wetland birds having a large body, long legs, and spurred wings 3. a ...
screaming
adjective Date: 1848 1. so striking or conspicuous as to attract notice as if by screaming 2. so funny as to provoke screams of laughter 3. extremely fast or ...
screaming meemies
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1942 nervous hysteria ; jitters
screamingly
adverb see screaming
scree
noun Etymology: Scots & northern English dialect, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skritha landslide, from skrītha to creep; akin to Old High German scrītan to go, ...
screech
I. noun Date: 1560 1. a high shrill piercing cry usually expressing pain or terror 2. a sound resembling a screech II. verb Etymology: alteration of earlier scritch, from ...
screech owl
noun Date: 1593 1. barn owl 2. any of various New World owls (genus Otus); especially either of two small owls (O. asio of eastern North America and O. kennicottii of ...
screecher
noun see screech II
screeching
adjective Date: 1953 abrupt, sudden
screechy
adjective Date: circa 1830 producing a screech
screed
noun Etymology: Middle English screde fragment, alteration of Old English scrēade — more at shred Date: circa 1789 1. a. a lengthy discourse b. an informal piece of ...
screen
I. noun Etymology: Middle English screne, from Anglo-French escren, from Middle Dutch scherm; akin to Old High German skirm shield; probably akin to Sanskrit carman skin, ...
screen memory
noun Date: 1923 a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional significance
screen pass
noun Date: circa 1949 a forward pass in football to a receiver at or behind the line of scrimmage who is protected by a screen of blockers
screen saver
noun Date: 1982 a computer program that usually displays various images on the screen of a computer that is on but not in use
screen test
noun Date: 1927 a short film sequence for assessing the ability or suitability of a person for a motion-picture role • screen-test transitive verb
screen-test
transitive verb see screen test
screenable
adjective see screen II
screener
noun see screen II
screenful
noun Date: 1966 the amount of information visible at one time on a display screen
screening
noun Date: 1725 1. the act or process of one that screens 2. plural but singular or plural in construction material (as waste or fine coal) separated out by means of a ...
screenland
noun Date: 1925 filmdom
screenplay
noun Date: 1916 the script and often shooting directions of a story prepared for motion-picture production
screenwriter
noun Date: 1921 a writer of screenplays
screw
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow Date: 15th century 1. a. a simple ...
screw around
intransitive verb Date: 1939 1. to waste time with unproductive activity ; dally 2. to have sexual relations with someone outside of a marriage or steady relationship ; be ...
screw eye
noun Date: 1873 a wood screw with a head in the form of a loop
screw jack
noun Date: 1719 a screw-operated jack for lifting, exerting pressure, or adjusting position (as of a machine part)
screw pine
noun Date: 1836 any of a genus (Pandanus of the family Pandanaceae, the screw-pine family) of tropical monocotyledonous Old World trees or shrubs with slender palmlike stems, ...
screw propeller
noun Date: 1839 propeller
screw thread
noun Date: circa 1812 1. the projecting helical rib of a screw 2. one complete turn of a screw thread
screw up
verb Date: 1680 transitive verb 1. to tighten, fasten, or lock by or as if by a screw 2. a. bungle, botch b. to cause to act or function in a crazy or confused ...
screwball
I. noun Date: 1926 1. a baseball pitch that spins and breaks in the opposite direction to a curve 2. a whimsical, eccentric, or crazy person ; zany II. adjective Date: ...
screwbean
noun Date: 1866 1. a leguminous shrub or small tree (Prosopis pubescens) of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico having spirally twisted pods with sweet pulp ...
screwbean mesquite
noun see screwbean
screwdriver
noun Date: 1779 1. a tool for turning screws 2. vodka and orange juice served with ice
screwer
noun see screw II
screwiness
noun see screwy
screwlike
adjective see screw I
screwup
noun Date: circa 1960 1. one who screws up 2. botch, blunder
screwworm
noun Date: 1879 1. a blowfly (Cochliomyia hominivorax) of the warmer parts of America whose larva develops in sores or wounds or in the nostrils of mammals including humans ...
screwy
adjective (screwier; -est) Date: 1887 1. crazily absurd, eccentric, or unusual 2. crazy, insane • screwiness noun
Scriabin
or Skryabin biographical name Aleksandr Nikolayevich 1872-1915 Russian composer
scribal
adjective Date: 1857 of, relating to, or due to a scribe
scribble
verb (scribbled; scribbling) Etymology: Middle English scriblen, from Medieval Latin scribillare, from Latin scribere to write Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to ...
scribbler
noun Date: circa 1553 1. one that scribbles 2. a minor or insignificant author
Scribe
biographical name (Augustin-) Eugène 1791-1861 French dramatist
scribe
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin scriba official writer, from scribere to write; akin to Greek skariphasthai to scratch an outline Date: 14th century 1. a member ...
scriber
noun Date: circa 1836 a sharp-pointed tool for making marks and especially for marking off material (as wood or metal) to be cut
scrieve
intransitive verb Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skrefa to stride Date: 1785 Scottish to move along swiftly and smoothly
scrim
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1792 1. a durable plain-woven usually cotton fabric for use in clothing, curtains, building, and industry 2. a theater drop that ...
scrimmage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrymmage, alteration of skyrmissh skirmish Date: 15th century 1. a. a minor battle ; skirmish b. a confused fight ; scuffle 2. a. ...
scrimmage line
noun Date: 1909 line of scrimmage
scrimmager
noun see scrimmage II
scrimp
verb Etymology: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish skrympa to shrink, Middle Low German schrempen to contract — more at shrimp Date: circa 1774 transitive verb ...
scrimpy
adjective see scrimp
scrimshander
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1851 1. scrimshaw 2. a person who creates scrimshaw
scrimshaw
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1826 transitive verb to carve or engrave into scrimshaw intransitive verb to produce scrimshaw II. noun Date: circa 1864 ...
scrip
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrippe, from Medieval Latin scrippum pilgrim's knapsack Date: 13th century archaic a small bag or wallet II. noun Etymology: alteration ...
script
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin scriptum thing written, from neuter of scriptus, past participle of scribere to write — more at scribe Date: 14th century 1. ...
scripter
noun Date: 1939 scriptwriter
scriptorium
noun (plural scriptoria) Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin scribere Date: 1774 a copying room for scribes especially in a medieval monastery
scriptural
adjective Date: 1641 of, relating to, contained in, or according to a sacred writing; especially biblical • scripturally adverb
scripturally
adverb see scriptural
scripture
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) capitalized the books of ...
scriptwriter
noun Date: 1935 a person who writes scripts (as screenplays)
scrivener
noun Etymology: Middle English scriveiner, alteration of scrivein, from Anglo-French escrivein, from Vulgar Latin *scriban-, scriba, alteration of Latin scriba scribe Date: ...
scrod
also schrod noun Etymology: probably from British dialect (Cornwall) scrawed, past participle of scraw, scrawl to split, salt, and lightly dry (young fish) Date: 1841 a young ...
scrofula
noun Etymology: New Latin, back-formation from Late Latin scrofulae, plural, swellings of the lymph nodes of the neck, from plural of scrofula, diminutive of Latin scrofa ...
scrofulous
adjective Date: 1612 1. of, relating to, or affected with scrofula 2. a. having a diseased run-down appearance b. morally contaminated
scroll
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrowle, blend of rolle roll and scrowe scrap, scroll (from Anglo-French escrowe, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schrode piece cut ...
scroll saw
noun Date: 1851 1. fretsaw 2. a machine saw with a table for supporting the material and a narrow vertically reciprocating blade for cutting curved lines or ornamental ...
scrolled
adjective see scroll I
scrollwork
noun Date: 1739 ornamentation characterized by scrolls; especially fancy designs in wood often made with a scroll saw
scrooge
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Ebenezer Scrooge, character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens Date: 1899 a miserly person
scrotal
adjective see scrotum
scrotum
noun (plural scrota or scrotums) Etymology: Latin; akin to Latin scrautum quiver Date: 1597 the external pouch that in most mammals contains the testes • scrotal ...
scrouge
verb (scrouged; scrouging) Etymology: alteration of English dialect scruze to squeeze Date: 1755 chiefly dialect crowd, press
scrounge
verb (scrounged; scrounging) Etymology: alteration of English dialect scrunge to wander about idly Date: circa 1909 transitive verb 1. steal, swipe 2. a. to get as ...
scrounger
noun see scrounge
scroungy
adjective (scroungier; -est) Date: circa 1960 being shabby, dirty, or unkempt
scrub
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, alteration of schrobbe, schrubbe shrub — more at shrub Date: 14th century 1. a. a stunted tree or shrub b. ...
scrub brush
noun Date: 1897 a brush with hard bristles for heavy cleaning — called also scrubbing brush
scrub jay
noun Date: 1923 either of two crestless jays (Aphelocoma californica of the western United States and Mexico and A. coerulescens of Florida) typically of scrub or chaparral ...
scrub nurse
noun Date: 1927 a nurse who assists the surgeon in an operating room
scrub oak
noun Date: 1766 any of various chiefly American oaks (as Quercus ilicifolia of the northeastern United States) of small size and usually shrubby habit
scrub pine
noun Date: 1791 a pine of dwarf, straggly, or scrubby growth usually by reason of environmental conditions; specifically a pine tree unsuitable for lumber by reason of ...
scrub typhus
noun Date: 1929 an acute febrile bacterial disease that is caused by a rickettsia (Orientia tsutsugamushi syn. Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) transmitted by mite larvae, resembles ...
scrubbable
adjective see scrub II
scrubbed
I. adjective Etymology: 1scrub Date: 1596 archaic scrubby 1 II. adjective Etymology: from past participle of 2scrub Date: 1948 giving the impression of being clean or ...
scrubber
noun Date: 1837 one that scrubs; especially an apparatus for removing impurities especially from gases
scrubbing brush
noun see scrub brush
scrubby
adjective (scrubbier; -est) Etymology: 1scrub Date: 1591 1. inferior in size or quality ; stunted 2. covered with or consisting of scrub 3. shabby, paltry
scrubland
noun Date: 1779 land covered with scrub
scrubwoman
noun Date: 1873 charwoman
scruff
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier scuff, of unknown origin Date: 1790 the back of the neck ; nape
scruffily
adverb see scruffy
scruffiness
noun see scruffy
scruffy
adjective (scruffier; -est) Etymology: English dialect scruff something worthless Date: 1871 unkempt, slovenly, shaggy • scruffily adverb • scruffiness noun
scrum
noun Etymology: short for scrummage, alteration of scrimmage Date: 1857 1. a. (or scrummage) a rugby play in which the forwards of each side come together in a tight ...
scrummage
I. noun see scrum 1a II. intransitive verb see scrum
scrumptious
adjective Etymology: perhaps alteration of sumptuous Date: 1830 delightful, excellent; especially delicious • scrumptiously adverb
scrumptiously
adverb see scrumptious
scrunch
I. verb Etymology: alteration of 1crunch Date: circa 1790 transitive verb 1. crunch, crush 2. a. to draw or squeeze together tightly b. crumple — often used ...
scrunchie
or scrunchy noun (plural scrunchies) Date: 1988 a fabric-covered elastic used for holding back hair (as in a ponytail)
scrunchy
noun see scrunchie
scruple
I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrupil, scriple, from Anglo-French scruple, from Latin scrupulus a unit of weight, diminutive of scrupus sharp stone Date: 14th century 1. ...
scrupulosity
noun Date: 1526 1. the quality or state of being scrupulous 2. scruple II,1
scrupulous
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin scrupulosus, from scrupulus Date: 15th century 1. having moral integrity ; acting in strict regard for what is considered ...
scrupulously
adverb see scrupulous
scrupulousness
noun see scrupulous
scrutable
adjective Etymology: Late Latin scrutabilis searchable, from Latin scrutari Date: circa 1600 capable of being deciphered ; comprehensible
scrutineer
noun Date: 1557 1. one that examines 2. British one who takes or counts votes
scrutinise
British variant of scrutinize
scrutinize
verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: 1671 transitive verb to examine closely and minutely intransitive verb to make a scrutiny • scrutinizer noun Synonyms: scrutinize, ...
scrutinizer
noun see scrutinize
scrutiny
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Latin scrutinium, from scrutari to search, examine, probably from scruta trash Date: 1604 1. a searching study, inquiry, or inspection ; ...
SCSI
abbreviation small computer system interface
scuba
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: self-contained underwater breathing apparatus Date: 1952 an apparatus utilizing a portable supply of compressed gas (as air) ...
scuba dive
intransitive verb see scuba diver
scuba diver
noun Date: 1958 one who swims underwater with the aid of scuba gear • scuba dive intransitive verb
scud
I. intransitive verb (scudded; scudding) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Dutch schudden to shake Date: 1532 1. to move or run swiftly especially as if driven forward 2. ...
Scudéry
biographical name Madeleine de 1607-1701 Sapho French poet, novelist, & hostess of literary salon
scudo
noun (plural scudi) Etymology: Italian, literally, shield, from Latin scutum — more at esquire Date: 1644 1. a gold or silver coin formerly used in Italy 2. a unit of ...
scuff
I. verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1768 intransitive verb 1. a. to walk without lifting the feet ; shuffle b. to poke or shuffle a foot in exploration or ...
scuffle
intransitive verb (scuffled; scuffling) Etymology: perhaps frequentative of scuff Date: 1590 1. a. to struggle at close quarters with disorder and confusion b. to ...
scuffle hoe
noun Etymology: Dutch schoffel hoe, from Middle Dutch, shovel Date: 1856 a garden hoe that has both edges sharpened and can be pushed forward or drawn back
scull
I. noun Etymology: Middle English skulle Date: 14th century 1. a. an oar used at the stern of a boat to propel it forward with a thwartwise motion b. either of a pair ...
sculler
noun see scull II
scullery
noun (plural -leries) Etymology: Middle English squilerie, sculerie department of household in charge of dishes, from Anglo-French esquilerie, from escuele, eskel bowl, from ...
scullion
noun Etymology: Middle English sculioun Date: 15th century a kitchen helper
sculpin
noun (plural sculpins; also sculpin) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1672 1. any of a family (Cottidae) of spiny large-headed usually bottom-dwelling often scaleless bony ...
sculpsit
foreign term Etymology: Latin he or she carved it
sculpt
verb Etymology: French sculpter, alteration of obsolete sculper, from Latin sculpere Date: 1864 carve, sculpture
sculpted
adjective Date: 1984 buff 2
sculptor
noun Etymology: Latin, from sculpere Date: 1634 an artist who makes sculptures
sculptress
noun Date: 1662 a woman who is a sculptor
sculptural
adjective Date: 1796 1. of or relating to sculpture 2. resembling sculpture ; sculpturesque • sculpturally adverb
sculpturally
adverb see sculptural
sculpture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin sculptura, from sculptus, past participle of sculpere to carve, alteration of scalpere to scratch, carve Date: 14th century 1. ...
sculpturesque
adjective Date: 1835 done in the manner of or resembling sculpture • sculpturesquely adverb
sculpturesquely
adverb see sculpturesque
scum
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch schum; akin to Old High German scūm foam Date: 14th century 1. a. extraneous matter or impurities risen to or formed ...
scumbag
noun Date: 1967 slang a dirty or despicable person
scumble
I. transitive verb (scumbled; scumbling) Etymology: perhaps frequentative of 2scum Date: 1798 1. a. to make (as color or a painting) less brilliant by covering with a thin ...
scummy
adjective see scum I
scungilli
noun Etymology: Italian dialect (Neapolitan) scuncigli, plural of scunciglio conch Date: 1945 conch used as food
scunner
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) skunniren Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish to be in a state of disgusted irritation II. noun Date: circa 1520 an ...
Scunthorpe
geographical name town E England in Lincolnshire WSW of Hull population 60,500
scup
noun (plural scup; also scups) Etymology: short for scuppaug, modification of Narragansett mishcùppaûog Date: circa 1848 a porgy (Stenotomus chrysops) occurring along the ...
scupper
I. noun Etymology: Middle English skopper- (in compounds), perhaps from Anglo-French *escopoir, from escopir to spit out Date: 15th century 1. an opening cut through the ...
scuppernong
noun Etymology: Scuppernong, river and lake in North Carolina Date: 1811 1. muscadine; especially a cultivated muscadine with yellowish-green plum-flavored fruits 2. a ...
scurf
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic skurfa scurf; akin to Old High German scorf scurf, Old English sceorfan to scarify ...
scurfy
adjective see scurf
scurril
adjective see scurrile
scurrile
or scurril adjective Etymology: Middle French scurrile, from Latin scurrilis, from scurra buffoon Date: 1567 scurrilous
scurrility
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1508 1. the quality or state of being scurrilous 2. a. scurrilous or abusive language b. an offensively rude or abusive remark
scurrilous
adjective Date: 1576 1. a. using or given to coarse language b. vulgar and evil 2. containing obscenities, abuse, or slander • scurrilously adverb • ...

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