a short wig, especially one that covers only part of the head.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Also called scratch.
Origin of scratch wig
First recorded in 1765–75
Words nearby scratch wig
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Example sentences 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|W.H.G. Kingston