1. scruff

noun. the back side of the neck.


  • nape
  • nucha
  • rear
  • neck
  • backside
  • cervix


  • lower
  • level
  • head
  • social movement

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Sentences with scruff

1. Adjective
Your vet will show you how to inject the correct dose of insulin into the scruff area of your pup's neck, according to the VCA Animal Hospitals website.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Even if your dog has the scruff still, it’s not a good idea to pick him up by it.

3. Verb, base form
Soak the seeds in water a day or two and scruff off the softened seed coat.

4. Verb, past tense
Reserve scruff training for only the most bothersome behaviors, like aggression towards people or other pets, or if he's being destructive.