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[skahrt] /skɑrt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), Scot.
to scratch, scrape, mark, or scar.
Origin of scart
1325-75; Middle English (Scots), metathetic variant of scrat to scratch Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for scart
Historical Examples
  • I'm a-goin' to let ye go, yes, I am; ye needn't be scart about that.

    The Boys of Old Monmouth Everett T. Tomlinson
  • scart of a boat, scart of being seasick, scart of a gun, scart of everything!

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • His being a millionaire and a stock-jobber was what scart me fust along.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If I ain't scart to have you here, I don't see why you should be scart to stay.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • "You scart thet cow out o' her wits," went on the farmer, his rage growing as he looked at the spilt milk.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • This scart the women and men, and they axed me what war to be done?

    Bill Biddon, Trapper Edward S. Ellis
  • I'm stiff in th' jints, an' beside, you've scart me to death, eenamost.

  • Yo're scart—that's what's the matter with you-all—afraid to even carry a warning!

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • She was so scart she stood up, an' the next thing they was throwed.

    Nobody's Child Elizabeth Dejeans
  • I let him go into the cellar that night you say your sister was scart.

    The Girls of Hillcrest Farm Amy Bell Marlowe
British Dictionary definitions for scart


to scratch or scrape
a scratch or scrape
a stroke of a pen
a small amount; scraping
Word Origin
C14: from earlier scrat


  1. a 21-pin plug-and-socket system which carries picture, sound, and other signals, used especially in home entertainment systems
  2. (as modifier): a Scart cable
Word Origin
C20: after Syndicat des Constructeurs des Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs, the company that designed it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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