a block or post of wood, usually covered with carpeting, on which a cat can use its claws.
Itch vs. Scratch: What’s The Difference?Okay, this one might make you feel a little itchy. An itch is a skin irritation that causes the desire to scratch. Scratch describes the action used to relieve an itch. The grammatically correct construction is “to scratch an itch.” People often use itch and scratch in place of each other in everyday speech. For example, you may hear people saying they need to “itch …
Word Of The Day Quiz For Your Post-Holiday BluesIt’s no longer yule. Bask in the afterglow and take this Word of the Day Quiz to brighten your blues! Tell us your favorite word from this week below (and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter)! If the quiz doesn’t display, please try opening in the Chrome browser. Improve your vocabulary with our Visual Word of the Day videos. See this week’s here.
Origin of scratching post
First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for scratching post
Disgusted with the selfish heartlessness of society, Joab shambled off and was passing the scratching-post without noticing her.
The two things Abner valued most were a windmill and a scratching-post for hogs.