|Origin:||Perhaps from scrape|
a small piece of paper, cloth etc
He wrote his address on a scrap of paper.
a rug made out of old scraps of material
materials or objects that are no longer used for the purpose they were made for, but can be used again in another way:
The equipment was sold for scrap.
Scrap metal (=metal from old cars, machines etc) fetched high prices after the war.
pieces of food that are left after you have finished eating:
My mother fed the dog on scraps to save money.
table/kitchen scraps American English
a small amount of information, truth etc
He obtained every scrap of information available.
There isn't a single scrap of evidence.
a short fight or argument:
He's always getting into scraps with other dogs.