Dictionary: SCRE – SCRN


• SCREAK
n. 1. a shriek, a scream …a1820 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a squeak …1857 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to squeak, to squeal, to creak; to grate …1843 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to shriek, to screech, to scream …1860 Amer. dial.

• SCREAKY
adj. squeaky, creaky …1885 Amer. dial.

• SCREAM
n. 1. something or someone very funny or amusing …1888 sl.
n. 2. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 1. to turn informer …1903 sl.
vb. 2. to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1972 Amer. sl.

• SCREAM BLUE MURDER
vb. to complain vociferously …1921 sl.

• SCREAM COLD ON
vb. to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1980 Amer. sl.

• SCREAM COPPER
vb. to inform the police …1930s UK criminals’ sl.

• SCREAMER
n. 1. an extraordinary person, animal or thing; something very great, excellent or exciting …1818 Amer. dial.
n. 2. a bouncing fellow or girl; a strong man …1818 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a tale, etc. that raises screams of laughter …1831 sl.
n. 4. one who betrays associates to the police or other authorities; an informer …1903 sl.
n. 5. an extravagant lie …1939 Amer. dial.
n. 6. something excellent …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
n. 7. a type of bomb that makes a screaming sound as it falls …1942 sl.
n. 8. a party girl …1960s Amer. sl.

• THE SCREAMERS
n. a state of nervousness or unease …1948 sl.

• SCREAMING
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• THE SCREAMING ABDABS
n. 1. an attack of delirium tremens …L1930s sl.
n. 2. a condition of anxiety; uneasiness, nervousness; a state of enraged frustration …1946 UK sl.
n. 3. the horrors; utter disgust; abhorrence …1950s sl.

• SCREAMING EAGLE
n. a button given on discharge from the services …1946 US sl.

• SCREAMING FAIRY
n. a very flamboyant and loud-talking homosexual …1940s African-American sl.

• SCREAMING GASSER
n. a police squad car or patrol wagon moving through traffic with its siren going full-blast …1940s African-American sl.

• SCREAMING HABDABS
n. anxiety or nervous tension …1945 Amer. sl.

• SCREAM ON
vb. to insult or disparage someone; to speak in a derogatory manner about; to embarrass someone publicly …1970 Amer. sl.

• SCREAM ON ONE
vb. to give away a secret or to betray the confidence of someone; to tell; to inform; to attack …1960s African-American sl.

• SCREAMY
adj. excellent; first-rate …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• SCREASE
vb. to crease …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREE
n. the steep, perpendicular side of a mountain; a precipice …1901 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. to scream …1868 Eng. dial.

• SCREEBIT
adj. poor, lean, fleshless …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCREEBIT-LOOKING
adj. poor, lean, fleshless …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCREECH
n. 1. illicit or inferior whisky …1902 Amer. sl.
n. 2. poor-quality drink …1902 Amer. sl.
n. 3. a short, sudden blaze or flame …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. to close your eyes part way, as in looking at the sun, etc. …1968 Amer. dial.

• SCREECH CAT
n. a high stump, usually from a windfall, which has splinters that whistle or sing in the wind …1956 Amer. dial.

• SCREECHETTY
adj. creaking, creaky …1892 Eng. dial.

• SCREECH-EYED
adj. having the eyes narrowed …1968 Amer. dial.

• SCREECH LIKE A WHIT-NECK
vb. to make a great outcry …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREECH OF DAY
n. the break of day, cock-crow …1868 Sc.

• SCREECH OUT A BRAVE UN
vb. to make a great outcry …1897 Eng. dial.

• SCREECH-OWL
n. a shrill-voiced, talkative person …1896 Ireland

• SCREED
n. 1. a shred, a fragment, a crumb; a long thin strip of material, paper, land, etc.; a narrow plantation or belt of wood …1777 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a rent, a tear; a gap; the sound made by tearing or rending …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 3. a loud, shrill, or discordant sound; the sound of scraping anything on a whetstone …1789 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 4. a quick movement; a snatch …1805 Sc. obs.
n. 5. a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.
n. 6. a dissertation; a long harangue; a document, a letter; a poetical effusion; a long list or catalogue; a lie, a fabrication …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 7. a border or edge, esp. the frilled border of a woman’s cap …1849 Eng. dial.
n. 8. a large portion; a long length of thread, twine, etc. …1884 Sc.
n. 9. a long, thin person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to cry, to scream; to produce any sharp sound; to move up and down so as to produce a sound, as a fiddle-bow over the strings …1706 Sc. obs.
vb. 2. to tear, to rend …1817 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to talk, read, or recite rapidly and fluently; to reel off; to repeat a lying fabrication …1843 Sc.
vb. 4. to shun, to eschew, to avoid …1851 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to do anything quickly, smartly, and with spirit …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCREED DOWN
vb. to write down at great length …1835 Sc.

• SCREEDGE
vb. to tear …Bk1904 Sc. obs.

• SCREEDING
n. a rending, a tearing; a scolding match among women, when violence may go to the length of tearing or ‘screeding’ the cap …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREEDLE
vb. to cower or huddle over the fire …1746 Eng. dial.

• SCREED-O’-DRINK
n. a drinking-bout; a revel …1815 Sc.

• A SCREED OF ONE’S MIND
n. ‘a piece of one’s mind’; an expression of disapprobation; a rebuke …1867 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCREEF
n. anything inferior or valueless; the dregs of society …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCREEGE
vb. to scourge …1863 Sc.

• SCREEK
n. 1. a shriek, a scream …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
n. 2. a squeak …1857 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a harsh, grating noise …1893 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to shriek, to scream, to screech …1826 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to creak; to make a grating noise …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREEK OF DAY
n. break of dawn, cock-crow …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCREEK OF DAYLIGHT
n. break of dawn, cock-crow …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCREEL
n. a shriek, a scream …1894 Eng. dial.
vb. to cry, to shriek, to squeal …1890 Eng. dial.

• SCREEL-POKE
n. a crying child …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREELY
adj. long, lanky; pinched, miserable-looking …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREEN
n. 1. a large scarf worn over the head …1814 Sc.
n. 2. any type of television set …1960s African-American sl.

• SCREEN A SHOWER
vb. to protect from a shower …1814 Sc.

• SCREENING-GLASS
n. a looking-glass …1866 Eng. dial.

• SCREE ON
vb. to get along somehow; to live through difficulties …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCREET
vb. to screech, to scream; to make a shrill sound …1892 Eng. dial.

• SCREEVE
vb. 1. to move or glide swiftly along …1789 Sc.
vb. 2. to write …1813 Sc. 
vb. 3. to talk, read, or write fast and continuously; to reel off a story …1874 Sc.
vb. 4. to ooze out; to exude moisture; esp. used of a corpse; to froth at the mouth, as in a fit …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREEVY
adj. slippery …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREG
n. a shoe …Bk1904 Sc. obs.

• SCREIGH
adj. shrill, screeching …1869 Sc.
n. 1. a shriek; a shrill cry, esp. of a bird; an urgent, irresistible call; a harsh, grating sound …1685 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. whisky …1813 Sc. sl.
n. 3. a lean person with a shrill voice, and generally of short stature …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. to shriek, to scream, esp. used of birds; to neigh; to make a harsh, grating sound …1685 Sc. & N. Ireland

• SCREIGH OF DAY
n. the break of day, cock-crow …1802 Sc.

• SCREIT
vb. to pare the nails …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRENT
vb. to burn; to scorch; to singe …1825 Eng. dial.

• SCRETHY-HOLE
n. a lair …1824 Eng. dial. obs.

• SCREW
n. 1 a prison warder …1812 sl.
n. 2. an inferior or unsound horse …1821 sl.
n. 3. a bottle of wine …1827 Ireland
n. 4. wages …1858 sl.
n. 5. a short crowbar, used by housebreakers …Bk1896 sl.
n. 6. a stingy, miserly person; a penurious person; a skinflint; one who makes a sharp bargain …1899 Amer. dial.
n. 7. a dishonest trick; an imposture; a cheat …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 8. a cowboy …1920 Amer. dial.
n. 9. act of sexual intercourse (casual or hasty) …1929 sl.
n. 10. a money-lender …1932 Amer. dial.
n. 11. a person considered solely as a sexual partner …1937 sl.
n. 12. a hasty or unceremonious departure …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
vb. 1. to have sex …1725 sl.
vb. 2. to swindle, to cheat …1900 sl., chiefly Amer.
vb. 3. to be afflicted with violent pain in the bowels …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to look at …1917 sl., orig. Aust.
vb. 5. to depart hurriedly …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• SCREWAGE
n. savings, profit; covetousness …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREW AROUND
vb. to behave promiscuously …1939 sl., orig. US

• SCREW-AWED
adj. askew, crooked …1903 Amer. dial.

• SCREWBALL
adj. crazy, eccentric …1936 sl., chiefly US
n. a crazy or eccentric person …1933 sl., chiefly US

• SCREWER
n. a thief or housebreaker …1932 sl.

• SCREW-EYED
adj. twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.

• SCREW-GEED
adj. twisted, askew, diagonal …1950 Amer. dial.

• SCREWGIED
adj. twisted, askew, diagonal …1973 Amer. dial.

• A SCREW HIGHER
phr. at a higher point, on a higher level …1709 Sc.

• SCREWMATIC-FEVER
n. rheumatic fever …1896 Eng. dial.

• SCREWMATICKS;  SCREWMATICS
n. rheumatism …1895 Eng. dial.

• SCREW ONE’S COCO
vb. to leave in a hurry …1899 US sl.

• THE SCREWS
n. 1. rheumatism …1897 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a nickname for the ‘News of the World’ (a Sunday paper in the UK) …1990s sl.

• SCREW-SHY
adj. twisted, askew, crooked …1966 Amer. dial.

• SCREWSMAN
n. a thief or housebreaker …1812 sl.

• SCREW THE POOCH
vb. to mess up …1991 Amer. dial.

• SCREWTON-NEWTONS
n. a miserable feeling in mind and body; a fit of the dumps, a gloomy, melancholy state of mind …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREWY
adj. 1. crazy, eccentric …1887 sl., orig. US
adj. 2. slightly intoxicated …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
adj. 3. disorderly; in confusion …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 4. bewildered; confused; muddled …Bk1942 Amer. sl.
adj. 5. askew, out of shape …1950 Amer. dial.

• SCREWY MOVE
n. an error; a mistake; a blunder …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• SCREWY PLAY
n. an error; a mistake; a blunder …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• SCREWZE
vb. to encroach, to intrude; to sponge; to come as an uninvited, unwelcome guest …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCREWZER
n. an unwelcome, intrusive visitor; a parasite; a hanger-on …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIAZE
vb. to squeeze …1877 Ireland

• SCRIBACIOUS
adj. given to, or fond of, writing …a1677

• SCRIBB’D AND LIBB’D
adj. castrated …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIBBET
n. a scrap, a fragment …1968 Amer. dial.

• SCRIBBLE-SCRABBLE
adj. covered with scribble …1702 obs.
adv. in a scribbling manner …1589 obs.
n. 1. a scribbler …1665 obs.
n. 2. an ungainly fellow …1707 obs.
n. 3. a scribble; hasty or careless writing …1838
vb. to scribble …1860

• SCRIBBLE-SCRALL
vb. to scribble, to write badly …1901 Eng. dial.

• SCRIBBLE-SCROBBLE
n. scribbling …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIBE
n. 1. a mark made with the pen; a scrap of writing; a letter …1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 2. a narrow strip of any material; a long and narrow strip of arable land …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a thin, lank person or animal; a poor, puling creature; a shabby or oddly-dressed person; a guy …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to write; to mark, to inscribe …1787 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to subscribe …1864 Eng. dial.

• SCRIBE OF THE PEN
n. a mark made with the pen; a scrap of writing; a letter …1900 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCRIBOMANIA
n. Bk1991 – a mania for writing

• SCRICELE
vb. to creak; to squeak …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRID
n. a piece, a scrap, a bit …1860 Amer. dial.

• SCRIDDAN
n. a mountain torrent …1820 Sc. obs.

• SCRIDDICK
n. an atom, a particle; the smallest coin …1889 Eng. dial.

• SCRIDE
n. a swarm, esp. of vermin …1898 Sc.
vb. 1. to stride; to descend partly by sliding, partly by climbing …1873 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to swarm; to be covered with vermin …1898 Sc.

• SCRIEVE
n. a lengthy, familiar conversation; a learned dissertation …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 1. to move or glide swiftly along …1789 Sc.
vb. 2. to write …1813 Sc. 
vb. 3. to tear, to drag aside …1865 Sc.
vb. 4. to talk, read, or write fast and continuously; to reel off a story …1874 Sc.
vb. 5. to scrape, to peel …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCRIFF
n. the scruff of the neck …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. to shrink together; to crouch; to huddle together …1894 Eng. dial.

• SCRIFF-SCRAFF
n. odds and ends; rubbish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIFT
n. a recitation; a long-winded story; a written composition; a made-up tale; a falsehood …1766 Sc. obs.
vb. to rehearse from memory with fluency; to magnify in narration …1819 Sc. obs.

• SCRIG
vb. to force; to squeeze out …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGINS
n. small apples left on the tree after the ingathering of the crop …1851 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGLE
n. 1. a quick motion caused by tickling, a wriggle …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 2. an undersized apple left on the tree as worthless …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to wriggle about; to struggle violently …1896 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to write badly; to scrawl …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to take the last apples off a tree …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGLER
n. a wriggling creature; an eel …1895 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGLING
n. a small, stunted apple, esp. one left on the tree as worthless …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGLY
adj. small, shrivelled …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGGY
adj. of a pen: scratching, spluttering …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIGS
n. small fruit left after the gathering of the crop …1881 Eng. dial.

• SCRILE
n. brushwood, underwood …1898 Eng. dial.

• SCRIM
n. a small piece of anything edible; a fragment, a crumb …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to climb …1854 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to strike; to beat vigorously …1889 Sc.
vb. 3. to bustle about; to work with energy and success; to conduct a vigorous search for anything …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 4. to cramp; to benumb …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to move quickly, to scud along …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 6. to squeeze; to crush; to rub vigorously …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCRIMATREE
n. a boy who climbs trees; a truant, a ne’er-do-well …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMB
vb. to climb …1854 Eng. dial.

• SCRIME
vb. to see an object dimly or from afar; to peer …1889 Sc.

• SCRIMGE
n. 1. a hard rub; a severe beating …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 2. a thorough search …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 1. to rub or scrub vigorously; to beat severely …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 2. to search thoroughly; to go from place to place, esp. with the idea of searching …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCRIMGER
n. 1. a person of disagreeable disposition and manners …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 2. an avaricious, covetous person …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCRIMITY
adj. mean, stingy, niggardly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMAGE
n. 1. a dwarf; a term of opprobrium …1871 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a skirmish; a scramble; an altercation, a fight …1902 Amer. dial.
n. 3. a hard rubbing; a severe beating …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 4. a noisy argument …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 5. a through, fussy, noisy search …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 6. an informal game of baseball or hockey …1968 Amer. dial.
vb. 1. to rub violently; to beat severely …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 2. to search thoroughly and noisily …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 3. to skirmish, to quarrel; to scramble; to argue …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMAGE LINE
n. a nonexistent item used as the basis of a practical joke …1967 Amer. dial.

• SCRIMMER
n. a niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMET
adj. stingy …1889 Sc.
n. a small piece of meat …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMETY
adj. mean, stingy, niggardly …B1900 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMIDGE
n. a noisy argument …BK1904 Eng. dial.
vb. to skirmish, to quarrel; to scramble; to argue …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMIGAN
adj. despicable …Bl1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMISH
n. a skirmish …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMIT
adj. shrunk, shrivelled …1867 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMMOCK
n. a very small piece …B1900 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMP
adv. 1. scarcely, barely …1796 Sc. obs.
adv. 2. sparingly, grudgingly …1873 adv.
adj. scanty, short in measure, straitened; niggardly …1794 Sc. & Eng. dial.
n. 1. a very small piece of anything; very small measure; a tiny object …1841 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a miser; a skinflint; a mean, niggardly person …Bk1904 Eng. & Amer. dial.
vb. to kick violently; to do anything with energy …1889 Sc.

• SCRIMPISH
adj. contracted in dimensions …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMPIT
adj. niggardly …1807 Sc.

• SCRIMPITLY
adv. scarcely, hardly …1838 Sc.

• SCRIMPITNESS
n. scantiness …1791 Sc.

• SCRIMPLE
vb. 1. to crumple, to crinkle …1535 obs. rare
vb. 2. to shrivel with fierce heat, to scorch …a1572 obs. rare

• SCRIMPLY
adv. 1. scarcely, barely …1805 Sc.
adv. 2. scantily …1864 Sc.

• SCRIMPT
adj. of meat: underdone in cooking …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMPTION
n. a very small piece, amount, or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1867 Eng. & Amer. dial.

• SCRIMPTOM
n. a very small piece or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1904 Amer. dial.

• SCRIMPY
adj. 1. scanty, small, pinched; puny, miserable; mean, niggardly …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
adj. 2. of ground: crackling with frost …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIMSHANK
n. a malingerer or one who avoids duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage
vb. to malinger or shirk one’s duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage

• SCRIMSHANKER
n. a malingerer or one who avoids duty …1890 sl., orig. & chiefly services’ usage

• SCRIMPY
adj. scarce; scanty …Bk1942 Amer. sl.

• SCRIMSHAULING
n. complaining, griping …c1965 Amer. dial.

• SCRIMSHUN
n. a very small piece or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1867 Amer. dial.

• SCRIMY
adj. 1. dirty, contemptible, mean …1931 Amer. dial.
adj. 2. stingy, miserly, niggardly …1943 Amer. dial.
adj. 3. meagre, skimpy …1943 Amer. dial.

• SCRINCH
n. a morsel; the smallest possible portion …1894 Eng. dial.
vb. 1. to crouch; to crowd together; to squeeze yourself into a small space …1870 Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to draw the shoulders together; to cringe …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 3. to obtain with difficulty …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to stint …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
vb. 5. to close the eyes part way, as when looking at the sun, etc. …1967 Amer. dial.

• SCRINCH DOWN
vb. to crouch; to crowd together; to squeeze yourself into a small space …1870 Amer. dial.

• SCRINCHET
n. a scrap; a shred …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINCH-EYED
adj. having the eyes narrowed …1967 Amer. dial.

• SCRINCHING
adj. 1. niggardly …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
adj. 2. small, puny, insignificant …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINCHLING
n. an undersized, stunted apple …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINCH UP
vb. to crouch; to crowd together; to squeeze yourself into a small space …1870 Amer. dial.

• SCRINCHY
adj. stingy, illiberal …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINGE
adv. with a sharp blow …1835 Sc.
n. 1. a thorough cleansing; a rub; the act of rubbing; the sound caused by rubbing; the act of working with energy …1886 Sc.
n. 2. a searcher; esp. a child or animal who searches out things not intended for him; a mean, miserly person …1892 Sc.
n. 3. a lash, a stroke; a severe beating …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 4. a loose woman …Bk1904 Sc.
n. 5. a prying, an eager search; a thorough rummage; a gleaning …Bk1904 Sc.
vb. 1. to flinch; to cringe; to shrink, as from pain, cold, or fear; to flinch; to wince; to shrivel, as with sharp cold or dry head …1790 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
vb. 2. to squeeze violently; to press down; to crowd together …1790 Eng. dial. obs.
vb. 3. to scourge, to flog …1790 Sc.
vb. 4. to rub or scour with force and energy; to purge …1816 Sc. obs.
vb. 5. to creak; to make a grinding, grating sound; to crackle, as ice when it gives to the tread …1853 Ireland
vb. 6. to search carefully; to wander about turning over everything; to pry about; to glean …1898 Sc.
vb. 7. to close your eyes part way, as when looking at the sun, etc. …1968 Amer. dial.

• SCRINGER
n. a person who pries about, looking out for trifles …Bk1904 Sc.

• SCRINK
vb. to wrinkle, to screw up; to peer with screwed-up, half-closed eyes …1897 Eng. dial.

• SCRINKLE
vb. to screw up; to shrivel, to crumple …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINNY
adj. selfish, narrow-minded …BK1904 Eng. dial.
vb. to squeeze against or through; to press close …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRINT
vb. to burn; to scorch; to singe …1825 Eng. dial.

• SCRIOG
n. a hard crust of dirt …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIP
n. 1. a bill, a reckoning …1898 Sc.
n. 2. a snatch …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 3. a prescription for narcotics …1960s African-American sl.
vb. 1. to escape …1865 Eng. dial.
vb. 2. to snatch; to snatch at hastily or greedily …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIPET
vb. to creak, to grate, as the ungreased wheel of a barrow …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIPPUT
n. a little scrap …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIP-SCRAP
n. a little scrap of anything; miscellaneous scraps; odds and ends …1894 colloq.

• SCRIPT
n. a prescription for narcotic drugs …1951 sl., orig. US

• SCRIPTION
n. 1. a writing; a document; an inscription …1597 obs.
n. 2. the act of writing …1802-12 rare
n. 3. handwriting; a kind of handwriting …1846 rare
n. 4. a very small piece or quantity; a bit, a scrap …1867 Amer. dial.

• SCRIPTITATION
n. continual writing …1653 obs. rare

• SCRIPTITIOUS
adj. 1. committed to writing…1802-12 rare
adj. 2. written …B1900

• SCRIPTURE MEASURE
n. as much of a commodity as promised or more; full or generous measure …1850 Amer. dial.

• SCRIPTURIENT
adj. having a desire for writing or authorship …1643 rare
n. one who has a passion for writing …1659

• SCRISUM
n. a fogey; a fright; an insignificant-looking person …1890 Eng. dial.

• SCRIT
n. a tear, a rent; a scratch …1892 Sc.
vb. to tear, to rend; to scratch …1892 Sc.

• SCRITCH
n. 1. a crutch …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
n. 2. a pain that strikes you suddenly in the neck …1969 Amer. dial.
vb. to screech …1892 Amer. dial.

• SCRITCHY
adj. screechy …1959 Amer. dial.

• SCRITTICK
n. the smallest possible coin …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRITTLE-SCRATTLE
n. a difficulty in making both ends meet …Bk1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIVE
n. a piece of writing; a letter; a statement or story written; handwriting; a short sermon …1894 Sc.
vb. 1. to write …1813 Sc. 
vb. 2. to tear, to drag aside …1865 Sc. & Ireland
vb. 3. to scrape; to peel; to make a hard sound by scratching metal …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
vb. 4. to shriek, to scream …BK1904 Eng. dial.

• SCRIVENING-PAPER
n. writing paper …1896 Sc.

• SCRIVENING-TIME
n. time set apart for writing …Bk1904 Eng. dial.


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