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the nape or back of the neck.
noun, Metallurgy.
(in tin-plating) dross formed in the bath.
the nape of the neck (esp in the phrase by the scruff of the neck)
(informal) an untidy scruffy person
(informal) a disreputable person, ruffian
another name for scum (sense 3)
scruff 1
scruff 2


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