- a short wig, especially one that covers only part of the head.
Origin of scratch wig
First recorded in 1765–75
Also called scratch.
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Examples from the Web for scratch wig
Julian and Digby stood up, and the hook descended, its barbs becoming entangled in the curls of the scratch-wig.Digby Heathcote