Etymology
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scared (adj.)

mid-15c., "frightened, alarmed, startled," past-participle adjective from scare (v.). Emphatic scared stiff is recorded by 1900; scared shitless by 1936. Scaredy-cat "timid person" first attested 1906.

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Definitions of scared

scared (adj.)
made afraid;
too shocked and scared to move
Synonyms: frightened
From wordnet.princeton.edu