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a portmanteau made of "scary" and the abbreviation for the word crazy "cray" to describe the feeling of both awe and fascination facing a potential dangerous situation
duni said she has been through a hurricane, she was just inside the hotel everything was shaking it was so scray
by hnrk93 August 17, 2015
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Etymologically rooted in the German "Schraschattleschraum", meaning "release of creeping anxiety through subtle trappings of mirth, and maybe some sauerkraut" linguists have struggled to trace the origins of this popular urban term.

In his seminal text 'Syntactic Structures', linguist Noam Chomsky asserts that "scray" entered the english language around 1953. This was the dawn of the era in which mass communications technology began to difuse previously disparate elements into increasingly oblique and monastic forms. Consequently, ensuing developments of verbally expressed culture exhibited markedly parochial leanings. Chomsky feels such etymological dynamism aided the spreading of terms such as "scray" and "scallywop" across previously unscalable spatial and temporal borders.

However, famed pimp Iceberg Slim argues that "scray" in its current context was in fact introduced by "his own bad self," and that Chomsky "and his honky MIT people" are merely "suckas".
"Man, niggas be scrayin' in the cut like, 24/7. An' shit."
by ryan johnson March 09, 2005
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When something is both scary and cray cray (crazy).
"Dude, meth?! Yo that shit scray"
"You want me to rock climb without a harness?? No way, that shit is so scray"
"Yo she a scray bitch! One time I had her over to carve a pumpkin and 10 mins in she shouts 'beer is better' and completely destroys my pumpkin"
"Courtney Love? She scray"
by seriousaboutscuba June 13, 2018
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