Meaning of offscouring in English:


Pronunciation /ˈɒfˌskaʊərɪŋ/


  • 1In biblical use, and allusions to this: a group of people despised and cast aside like rubbish; scum, riff-raff. Occasionally in singular: a worthless or contemptible person.

  • 2Filth or defilement cleaned off and thrown away; refuse, rubbish, dregs.


Early 16th century; earliest use found in The New Testament. From off- + scouring.