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A worker, often temporary, who crosses a strikers' picket line, going to work in place of the strikers.
The scabs had their cars egged when they arrived at the factory.
by x January 31, 2003
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Paper product used as a barrier against unwanted messes, such as the liner at the bottom of a bird cage.
Please put a New York Times under that before it gets all over the place.
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Someone willing to take a striking workers job because they couldnt have got the job otherwise.They care about no-one but themselves,have allegiance to no-one,including who they work for, and cannot see long term. They will take almost any abuse from their employer, and dont give a whit about their fellow workers.This is the true makeup of a scab.
"hey scab, who's boots you lickin today?"
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The term scab is a derogatory term used to refer to people who continue to work when trade unionists go on strike action.
By crossing the picketline and working for the company, those dirty scabs took money out of the union workers pocket.
by Powhataner November 05, 2007
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Any person (this means you Marilyn) who crosses a Union picket line.
Someone who wears a Union support shirt at work before the strike, then crosses the first day. Drives by striking workers without a glance. Then when all have gone home later go's outside and picks up a strike sign, and pretends she's on strike. Doing this; she go's down to the Union hall later and tries to pick up a strike check. Once you scab, you always will be a SCAB!!!!
by Union Striker October 03, 2005
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1. Verb: to obtain a good or money from someone for free by asking them.

2. Noun: a person who frequently obtains goods/money from others for free by asking them. See also 'tightarse'.

(Australian slang.)
1. "Don't invite Rob to the party, he'll just scab drinks off everyone."

2. "That guy is such a scab!"
by aneurysm1985 April 21, 2004
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