scag

scag

[skag]
noun Slang.
Also, skag.


Origin:
1965–70; of obscure origin; compare earlier scag cigarette butt

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scag or skag1 (skæɡ)
 
n
a slang name for heroin
 
skag or skag1
 
n

scag2 (skæɡ)
 
n
1.  a tear in a garment or piece of cloth
 
vb , scags, scagging, scagged
2.  (tr) to make a tear in (cloth)
 
[apparently related to Old Norse skaga to project]

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scag
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Medical Dictionary

scag (skāg)
n.
Heroin.

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Slang Dictionary

skag definition

[skæg]
and scag
  1. n.
    a rotten thing or person. : Don't be such a skag. Who do you think you are?
  2. n.
    a very ugly woman. (Collegiate.) : What a skag! I wouldn't be seen with her.
  3. n.
    a tobacco cigarette; a tobacco cigarette butt. (Military.) : Can I bum a scag off you?
  4. in.
    to smoke (a tobacco cigarette). : He stopped scagging for about a week.
  5. n.
    heroin, especially poor-quality heroin; any powerful drug. (Drugs.) : Scag has sent a lot of my friends to the bone orchard.
  6. n.
    hard liquor. : The two of them put away a quart of my finest skag.
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scag definition


To destroy the data on a disk, either by corrupting the file system or by causing media damage.
Compare scrog, roach.
[Jargon File]
(1995-01-16)

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