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Sense: 1-4
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: skrap 'scraps'
Sense: 5
Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Perhaps from scrape

scrap

1 noun
     
scrap1
1

paper/cloth

[countable] a small piece of paper, cloth etc
scrap of
He wrote his address on a scrap of paper.
a rug made out of old scraps of material
2

old objects

[uncountable] 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.
3

food

scraps

[plural]DF 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
4

information

[countable] a small amount of information, truth etc
scrap of
He obtained every scrap of information available.
There isn't a single scrap of evidence.
5

fight

[countable] informal a short fight or argument:
He's always getting into scraps with other dogs.

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