One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1mass noun Heroin.
- ‘I'd say it wouldn't take much to make him try a bit of the old skag.’
- ‘Let the mocking world slide by as long as I've got my scag and my needle.’
- ‘I thought the skag head had jumped in the car right there.’
- ‘When I was a kid, I would have confessed to having done skag if it would make me look hard and edgy.’
- ‘Anything that makes kids read instead of shooting up skag is a good thing in my opinion.’
- ‘And with his money, he'll have every skag dealer inside throwing drugs at him until he's bled dry and out of it.’
2derogatory An unattractive woman.
Early 20th century (in sense ‘cigarette’): of unknown origin.
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