Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: skabb

scab

noun
     
scab [countable]
1MI a hard layer of dried blood that forms over a cut or wound while it is getting better
2BEL an insulting word for someone who works while the other people in the same factory, office etc are on strike

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary