scran

n
British
food. The word is used throughout the armed services and by some civilians, particularly public schoolchildren and students. It comes originally from Rom-any and has been employed since the 18th century to mean victuals, scraps or leftovers.
All we want to know is where we can get some decent scran in a hurry.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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