how to pronounce scruff


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the above transcription of scruff is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

scruff is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of scruff in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… the scruff of my neck to my doorstep as …”

meanings of scruff


  1. Stubble, facial hair (on males).
  2. Someone with an untidy appearance.
  3. Scurf.
  4. The back of the neck, nape; also scruff of the neck.
  5. The loose skin at the back of the neck of some animals.
  6. Crust.


  1. To lift or carry by the scruff.

scruff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scruff occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics scruff can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that scruff can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to scruff


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