See also: Scrum and SCRUM

EnglishEdit

 
A rugby union scrum

EtymologyEdit

Either a back-formation from or an apocopic form of scrummage, a variant of scrimmage.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /skɹʌm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌm

NounEdit

scrum (plural scrums)

  1. A tightly-packed and disorderly crowd of people.
    A scrum developed around the bar when free beer was announced.
  2. (Canada) A tightly packed group of reporters surrounding a person, usually a politician, asking for comments about an issue; an opportunity provided for a politician to be approached this way.
    A scrum formed around Scott Brison in the House of Commons lobby shortly after he announced his candidacy for the federal Liberal leadership.
  3. (rugby) In rugby union or rugby league, all the forwards joined together in an organised way.
    Synonyms: scrumdown, scrummage
  4. (software engineering) In Agile software development (specifically Scrum or related methodologies), a daily meeting in which each developer describes what they have been doing, what they plan to do next, and any impediments to progress.
  5. Hostile shoving between two groups.
    • 2021 May 11, Patrick Kingsley; Isabel Kershner, “After Raid on Aqsa Mosque, Rockets From Gaza and Israeli Airstrikes”, in New York Times[1]:
      [A] group of far-right lawmakers tried to mark Jerusalem Day by forcing their way into the street inhabited by the Palestinians listed for eviction. A group of leftist and Arab lawmakers blocked their path, setting off a brief scrum, before at least one far-right lawmaker ... broke through the Arabs' lines."

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VerbEdit

scrum (third-person singular simple present scrums, present participle scrumming, simple past and past participle scrummed)

  1. (rugby, intransitive) To form a scrum.

Proper nounEdit

scrum

  1. (software engineering) Alternative letter-case form of Scrum

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AromanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Albanian shkrumb (ash).

NounEdit

scrum n (plural scrumuri)

  1. ashes

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Possibly from archaic scrumb; a substratum word, akin to or from Albanian shkrumb. Other theories include Cuman Turkic kurum ("soot") (cf. Hungarian korom). Alternatively, it may simply be from an expressive root[1].

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NounEdit

scrum n (plural scrumuri)

  1. ash
  2. slag

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