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a card or ticket having one or more sections coated with an opaque substance that can be scratched off to reveal a possible prize.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also called scratch ticket.
Origin of scratch card
First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for scratch card
/ (ˈskrætʃˌkɑːd) /
a ticket that reveals whether or not the holder is eligible for a prize when the surface is removed by scratching
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