scratch pad


noun

a pad of paper used for jotting down ideas, informal notes, preliminary writing, etc.

Origin of scratch pad

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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scratch pad

noun

mainly US and Canadian a notebook, esp one with detachable leaves
computing a small semiconductor memory for temporary storage
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