One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Something regarded as disgusting, sordid, or disreputable.
- ‘For someone like myself who finds meditative pleasures in sweeping, I'll spend a few more shekels to whisk away all that scuzz and dreck with my plant-based broom.’
- ‘It's not like having a normal visit, when you can whip all the scuzz into the spare room and push the door until the latch clicks shut against the mess.’
1960s: probably an informal abbreviation of disgusting.
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