[ skrach-ee ]
/ ˈskrætʃ i /

adjective, scratch·i·er, scratch·i·est.

causing or liable to cause a slight grating noise: a scratchy record.
consisting of or marked by scratches: a scratchy drawing.
uneven; haphazard: He plays a scratchy game.
causing itching or other minor irritation of the skin: a scratchy woolen sweater.
causing or liable to cause a scratch or scratches: scratchy bushes.
Chiefly British Slang. peevish; spiteful.

Origin of scratchy

First recorded in 1700–10; scratch + -y1

Related forms

scratch·i·ly, adverbscratch·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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