Definition of offscouring in English:

offscouring

noun

  • 1In biblical use, and allusions to this: a group of people despised and cast aside like rubbish; scum, riff-raff. Occasionally in singular: a worthless or contemptible person.

  • 2Filth or defilement cleaned off and thrown away; refuse, rubbish, dregs.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in The New Testament. From off- + scouring.

Pronunciation

offscouring

/ˈɒfˌskaʊərɪŋ/