Definition of scrag:
drop dead, pop off, conk, congest, pass away, back up, gag, croak, fret, go, choke, skin and bones, suffocate, die, foul, exit, thin person, decease, garotte, strangle, perish, scrag end, clog up, clog, choke off, snuff it, pass, cash in one's chips, garrotte, expire, asphyxiate, stifle, garrote, kick the bucket, give-up the ghost, throttle, buy the farm.
- "Brother Copas", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
He had acknowledged his mistakes, but had restated his theory so as to show that it was left intact in spite of them; and he had even found cases in which Ziphius, Microps, Scrag Whale the explorer, and other Cetaceans of unanswerable authority, were decidedly at issue with Grampus.- "Impressions of Theophrastus Such", George Eliot.
The hawker whom you meet, and whose blue eyes and light hair indicate no trace of Oriental blood, may not be a churdo, or pash- ratt, or half- blood, or half- scrag, as a full Gipsy might contemptuously term him, but he may be, of his kind, a quadroon or octoroon, or he may have " gipsified," by marrying a Gipsy wife; and by the way be it said, such women make by far the best wives to be found among English itinerants, and the best suited for " a traveller."- "The English Gipsies and Their Language", Charles G. Leland.