(Aus.) one who has a withered or defective hand or arm.
|Port Phillip Patriot 28 Oct. 2/5: Should the bantling have a ‘scrammy’ hand, he is the property of the contracted gentleman [AND].|
to pretend to have a withered arm (so as to shirk work).
|Bulletin (Sydney) 21 May 14/1: A traveller who ‘chucked a scrammy’ (pretended to have paralysed arms) ‘had’ the sympathising shearers to the extent of £8.|