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Definition of scab


  • someone who borrows things and doesn't expect to pay them back. (Origin: temporary replacements for workers on strike - "scab labor").
    He is always scabbing cigarettes.

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by ryan from New Zealand on May 20 2002.

  • in collective bargaining relations - someone who crosses a picket line during a strike; a non-union member, or someone who benefits from a union but does not pay dues

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 13 2010.


  • "Scab" is a slang word for pizza. As in, "wanna piece of scab", as you offer a piece of leftover pizza

    Last edited on Apr 30 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 30 2014.

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