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scrooch

or scrootch

[skrooch] /skrutʃ/
verb (used without object), Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to crouch, squeeze, or huddle (usually followed by down, in, or up).
Origin of scrooch
1835-1845
1835-45; apparently variant of scrouge, influenced in meaning by crouch
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Historical Examples
  • He scrooched down behind the fence and whispered to me to come over into the orchard.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • So I scrooched down and laid low in that old nest, and didn't move or let on in any way that I was there.

    How Mr. Rabbit Lost his Tail Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for scrooched

scrooch

/skruːtʃ/
verb
1.
(Midland English, dialect) to scratch (the skin) to relieve itching
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Slang definitions & phrases for scrooched

scrooched

adjective

Drunk (1925+)

scrooch

Related Terms

scrunch

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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