Pronounced: frih-guh-RIH-fik, adj
Notes: I should have been able to guess the correct meaning
The word scrouge means “to squeeze, press, or crowd”
This word came into English in the mid-1700s
Background / Comments
As I noted yesterday, I mis-read this word as “scourge”, which is entirely different. Our word was altered from the word scruze, which is a combination of screw and squeeze. I suspect that our word came from people mis-hearing scruze – perhaps making it an early “eggcorn” word?