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 February 1, 2003
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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?"
by I. M. Enlightened June 24, 2007
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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 5, 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 4, 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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Among p2p or torrenting communities: Derogatory term for a person or network of the bottom feeding classes. One that habitually takes the technical work of others and attempts to pass it off as their own without proper attribution.

Scabs are typically childish, petulant and feeble minded in character, often engaging in primitive but overt "chest beating" behaviour in an attempt to prove they've got a gigantic e-penis and are untouchable. In reality they are stunted specimens, each with a Napolean complex in that much like the emperor himself, they use forceful tactics while their girlfriends are cheating on them.
Person A: Have you heard of this new tracker? I've heard it's pretty good.
Person B: Yeh I wouldn't join if I were you, it's run by a bunch of filthy scabs.
by Randomlygeneratedpseudonym April 14, 2011
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1- sombody whos from mansfield whos gonna get religated 'cos there shite

2-one of them things that grow on your body when you cut your self(GBH)
fukin scabs fukkin swat a brick at his head

scab,scab,scab,scab,your shit ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!
by the augazoid January 26, 2008
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