One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Dirt; scum.‘this glass has scunge on it’
- ‘I can tell what I've been up to by analyzing the patches of scunge that are sticking to various parts of me.’
- ‘I clean the scunge out from under a fingernail and ignore the telephone ringing downstairs and so does Rene, she is tending to puppy and I am tending to Gempires, call back later.’
- 1.1 A disagreeable person.
- 1.2 A person who is mean with money; a scrounger.
Early 19th century (originally Scots in the sense ‘scrounger’): of unknown origin; compare with the verb scrounge.
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