1. a shave; a barber.
|‘The Quay-side Shaver’ in A Garland of New Songs (1) 2: Nay, nothing escapes, Sir, until Madame Scrape, Sir, / Cries, ‘Gentlemen, who is the next to sit down?’.|
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|Tramping with Tramps 242: Please, now, git a scrape.|
|News & Courier (Charleston, SC) 14 Apr. 18/1: I hated the idea of a shave. But I galloped into a barber shop [...] ‘That’s all right,’ said the boss barber [...] ‘You’ll be staked to a scrape’.|
|AS II:9 390: A shave is a scrape.‘Argot of the Vagabond’ in|
2. butter; esp. as bread and scrape, as offered in institutions.
|Eve. Mail (London) 11 May 3/6: What the boys call ‘bread and scrape’.|
|Bristol Mercury 15 Mar. 2/5: Their fare is of the simplest, consisting of bread and butter — familiarly known as ‘bread and scrape’.|
|Waterford News 5 June 4/1: Think of that; and so much bread and butter as the children eat, too.’ ‘It must have been what they call bread and scrape’.|
|Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. 87: SCRAPE, cheap butter; ‘bread and scrape,’ the bread and butter issued to schoolboys.|
|Reynolds’s Newspaper 13 Aug. 3/4: For breakfast the children have a basin of [...] skimmed milk and bread and scrape.|
|Nancy III 213: Some people have their happiness thinly spread over their whole lives, like bread and scrape!|
|Shields Dly Gaz (Co. Durham) 23 Aug. 4/3: The young ladies [...] should be permitted to refresh themslves with ‘a mug of tea’ and two thick slices of ‘bread and scrape’.|
|Sussex Agric. Exp. 1 June 7/3: The boy did not like bread and scrape [...] he wanted something more than bread and scrape.|
|Shields Dly News 31 Aug. 4/3: The diet at girls’ schools does not consist so largely of ‘bread and scrape’ now as it did.|
|Yorks. Eve. Post 23 Mar. 3/5: ‘You are the young lady referenced to as having bread and scrape’.|
|Harry The Cockney 50: Bread and scrape ought to be good enough for me.|
|Fourth Form Friendship 73: ‘How disgustingly greedy you are! [...] You don't deserve anything, except plain bread and scrape’.|
|Marvel 15 May 6: Bread-and-scrape’s all right for me.|
|Walsall Obs. 1 Apr. 2/3: I don’t want to live on bread and scrape.|
|None But the Lonely Heart 63: A slice of bread and scrape.|
|Complete Molesworth (1985) 21: Tea bred and scrape.|
|(con. 1941) Silvertown 125: I don’t know why you don’t come down to number 27 and have a cup of tea and a drop of bread and scrape.|
3. (also scraping, scrape job) an abortion.
|In the Life 89: Five bills for a scrape job. Can you imagine, a pro like me! [...] I got knocked up.|
|in Sweet Daddy 110: Sometimes a chick gets knocked up [...] She got a scraping.|
|Queens’ Vernacular 177: scrape job illegal abortion.|
|(con. 1949) True Confessions (1979) 179: ‘You arranged the abortion?’ [...] ‘I lent her the two hundred [...] And gave her the name of the guy does all the major studio scrapes.’.|
|Lily on the Dustbin 36: Other synonyms [for an abortion] include ‘slip a joey’, ‘crack an egg’, [...] ‘need a scrape’ (which can be a curette recommended for other reasons) or ‘have appendicitis’.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 36: He’s a card-game guard. He’s a scrape procurer.|
4. (Aus.) an act of sexual intercourse.
|Under the Iron Rainbow 64: She’d give the old sergeant a scrape for free and he’d make things easy for her while she was in the lockup.|
5. (Irish) a sexually complaisant woman.
6. (UK black) one who interferes, who ’scrapes into’ situations where they are unwelcome.
|hubpages.com ‘Roadman Slang 10 Jan. [Internet] Scrape - someone who ‘scrapes’ into social situations where they're not welcom.|