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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Having scabs.
2. Mean or contemptible.
From scab, from Old Norse skabb (scab, itch). Earliest documented use: 1526.
The word scab started out as a skin disease, evolved into a word for a crust over a wound, and then figuratively, into a moral disease. Eventually, it was applied to a mean person, especially a strike-breaker. Two other terms for such a person are fink and blackleg.
“Tam felt like a scabby trick was being played on him.”
Clifford Roberts; Dead Nobles; BookBaby; 2014.
See more usage examples of scabby in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (8 Jul 1926-2004)