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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sca"ry
Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

Etymology: Prov. E. scare scraggy

adjective Scar"y
  1. Subject to sudden alarm.(Colloq. U. S)
  2. Causing fright; alarming.(Colloq. U. S)

Etymology: From Scare

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  1. Provoking fear terror ("a scary movie")

scare +‎ -y

From dialectal English scare (“scraggy”).

  1. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

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    • How unique is the name Scary? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Scary was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
    • Weird things about the name Scary: Your name in reverse order is Yracs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rsayc. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Scary born Jul 22, 1956

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Scotland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

    Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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