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[skrog] /skrɒg/
noun, Scot. and North England
any naturally short or stunted tree or bush, as a crab apple tree or blackthorn bush.
scrogs, underbrush; brushwood.
Origin of scrog
1350-1400; Middle English skrogg; probably akin to scrag
Related forms
scroggy, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was aware that every tuft of reed and scrog of wood concealed a spear or a bowman.

    The Path of the King John Buchan
  • Half way down there is a scrog of wood, dwarf alders and hawthorn, which makes an arch over the path.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • Once I found a scrog of juniper with firm roots, and this gave me a great lift.

    Prester John John Buchan
Slang definitions & phrases for scrog



: All that scroggin' material out there


To do the sex act with or to; scrag, screw: You guys gotta scrog the sociable cervix (1970s+)

[origin uncertain; perhaps fr scrag]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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scrog in Technology

/skrog/ [Bell Labs] To damage, trash, or corrupt a data structure. "The list header got scrogged." Also reported as "skrog", and ascribed to the comic strip "The Wizard of Id". Compare scag; possibly the two are related. Equivalent to scribble or mangle.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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