Synonyms of scrap in English

: scrap1scrap2


See definition of scrap


1‘he scribbled Pamela's address on a scrap of paper’


fragment, piece, bit, offcut, oddment, snippet, snip, tatter, wisp, shred, remnant

2‘there wasn't a scrap of evidence to link him with the body’


bit, speck, iota, particle, ounce, whit, jot, atom, shred, crumb, morsel, fragment, grain, drop, hint, touch, trace, suggestion, whisper, suspicion, scintilla, spot, mite, tittle, jot or tittle, modicum

Irish stim

informal smidgen, smidge, tad

archaic scantling, scruple

3scraps‘between jobs he slept rough and lived on scraps’


leftovers, uneaten food, leavings, crumbs, scrapings, slops, dregs, scourings, offscourings, remains, remnants, residue, odds and ends, bits and pieces, bits and bobs

pieces, bits

4‘the whole thing was made from bits of scrap’


waste, refuse, garbage, rubbish, litter, discarded matter, debris, detritus, dross

flotsam and jetsam, lumber

North American trash

NZ Australian mullock

informal dreck, junk

British informal grot, gash

rare draff, raffle, raff, cultch, orts


1‘the government intended to scrap sixty-two naval ships’


throw away, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, do away with, toss out, throw on the scrapheap, clear out, discard, remove, dispense with, lose, eliminate, dump, bin, jettison, shed, dismiss, expel, eject, weed out, root out

decommission, recycle, break up, demolish, write off

destroy, annihilate, obliterate

informal chuck, chuck away, chuck out, ditch, junk, get shut of

British informal get shot of, see the back of

North American informal trash, shuck off, wreck


keep, preserve

2‘campaigners are calling for the plans to be scrapped’


abandon, drop, abolish, withdraw, throw out, do away with, give up, stop, put an end to, cancel, eliminate, cut, jettison

informal axe, ditch, dump, junk, chuck in


keep, restore

Synonyms of scrap in English

: scrap1scrap2


See definition of scrap


1‘he would always win a scrap with Stephen’


quarrel, argument, row, fight, disagreement, difference of opinion, dissension, falling-out, dispute, disputation, contention, squabble, contretemps, clash, altercation, exchange, brawl, tussle, conflict, affray, war of words, shouting match, fracas, wrangle, tangle, misunderstanding, passage at arms, passage of arms, battle royal

Irish Australian North American donnybrook

tiff, set-to, run-in, shindig, shindy, stand-up, spat, dust-up, ruction

British barney, bunfight, ding-dong, bust-up, ruck, slanging match

British afters

Scottish rammy

North American hassle

archaic broil, miff

Scottish archaic threap, collieshangie

archaic tracasserie, tracasseries


1‘the older boys started scrapping with me’


quarrel, argue, have a fight, have a row, row, fight, disagree, fail to agree, differ, be at odds, have a misunderstanding, be at variance, fall out, dispute, squabble, brawl, bicker, chop logic, spar, wrangle, bandy words, cross swords, lock horns, be at each other's throats, be at loggerheads


archaic altercate