Scarer vs Scarper - What's the difference?

scarer | scarper |

As a noun scarer

is one who, or that which, scares.

As a verb scarper is

(british|slang) to run away; to flee; to escape.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • One who, or that which, scares.
  • * 1894 , William Crooke, An Introduction to the Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India
  • The letter from a Raja is spotted with gold-leaf as a preservative, partly to divert the glance of fascination and partly because gold is a scarer of demons...
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=January 21, author=, title=Letters, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=However, if a child tells a parent that someone “scares me,” it certainly doesn’t seem prudent to tell the alleged scarer what the child has confided to the parent, even if that parent “trusts” the baby sitter at this point. }}


    * frightener


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    (en verb)
  • (British, slang) To run away; to flee; to escape.
  • * 1904 , John Coleman, Fifty years of an actors? life , Volume 1, page 54,
  • Out went the lights, as he continued, "That sneak Whiskers have just blown the gaff to old Slow-Coach, and he'll be here in two two's to give you beans — so scarper', laddies — ' scarper ! "
  • * 2001 , Ardal O'Hanlon, Knick Knack Paddy Whack , page 7,
  • The tramps scarpered', the street-traders pushing prams '''scarpered''', half of Dublin ' scarpered as if they all had something to hide.
  • * 2007 , , [,,2132043,00.html]
  • Helm writes: 'As if she were some street criminal, ready to scarper , Ruth's home was swooped upon by [Assistant Commissioner John] Yates's men and she was forced to dress in the presence of a female police officer.


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