from The Century Dictionary.

  • To scratch; scrape
  • noun A crab-apple, the common wild apple.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word scrab.


  • Entrancings: gads, a scrab; the quality, one large shilling.

    Finnegans Wake 2006

  • The scrab-fab-brothers are very creative to come up with the online version of the classic game and now the alternative, so quickly!

    Wordscraper Hurts My Eyes Erick Schonfeld 2005

  • He swore, scrab-bled at the hard stone with his nails, pushed madly against it with his shoulder ...

    The Dark Queen Williams, Michael, 1952 Dec. 17- 1994

  • Roland agreed, but less than fifteen minutes later the land began to slope downward and this old section of the forest began to be invaded with smaller, younger trees: birch, alder, and a few stunted maples scrab-bling grimly in the soil for purchase.

    The Waste Lands King, Stephen, 1947- 1991

  • I scrab - bled over the earth, seeking my blaster.

    Trader To The Stars Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1964

  • Did she give you a kiss to make the scrab on your face better?

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham 1907

  • Then scrab the movie and click on the export button or press Command + T.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X 2010

  • To illustrate to you right in the face, they blinged a fucken snow scrab.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator 2010

  • Is this the Turbo scrab book of my Grandma, yes Hemmingway today he would use it.

    The News is - The News is Now Public 2008


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.