[skrach-bawrd, -bohrd]


a cardboard coated with impermeable white clay and covered by a layer of ink that is scratched or scraped in patterns revealing the white surface below.

Origin of scratchboard

First recorded in 1925–30; scratch + board
Also called scratch·card, scraperboard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scratchcard



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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