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1    an object, usually in the shape of a man, made out of sticks and old clothes to scare birds away from crops  
2    a person or thing that appears frightening but is not actually harmful  
3    Informal  
a    an untidy-looking person  
b    a very thin person  
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scarer, scare, scarper, Scarron

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