Definition of Scuft

1. the nape of the neck [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scuft

scuff mark
scuffball
scuffed
scuffer
scuffers
scuffing
scuffle
scuffle hoe
scuffled
scuffler
scufflers
scuffles
scuffling
scuffs
scuft (current term)
scufts
scug
scugged
scugging
scugs
scul
sculch
sculches
sculd
sculk
sculked
sculker
sculkers
sculking

Literary usage of Scuft

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"They very near poo'd me in bith scuft o'th neck, or else aw'd ne'er a ... I"10- Turn him out, I tell ye, or I'll rive him out bi' t' scuft 18744 o't' neck. ..."

2. A Glossary of the Lancashire Dialect by John Howard Nodal, George Milner (1875)
"They very near poo'd me in bith scuft o'th neck, or l868- else aw'd ne'er a stopt theer, thae may depend. Snech-Bant, p. 8. ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"L. scuft, s. (i) a blow with the hand. (2) See SCRUFF. scuft, v. to seize a person by the back of the neck. ..."

4. The Folk-speech of South Cheshire by Thomas Darlington (1887)
""Give him a scuft aside o'tb' yed " [Gy'iv im û ... "I'll scuft thee till tlia doesna know wheer tha at " [Ahy)l ..."

5. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"scuft, Scuff, Scruff, the nape of the neck. (Scand. ... +G. schöpf,& tuft of hair ; OHG scuft, hair ; Goth, stuft, hair of the head. Allied to Sheaf; cf. ..."

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