- Edward Phillip's New World of Words, 1706
Scambler, a bold intruder upon one's generosity or table; Scottish.
- Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language, 1755.
To struggle with others for money, fruit, sweetmeats, etc. lying on the ground of thrown to a crowd; hence, to struggle in an indecorous and rapacious manner in order to obtain something.
- Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1919.