Dictionary.com

scratchy

[ skrach-ee ]
/ ˈskrætʃ i /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of scratchy

First recorded in 1700–10; scratch + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM scratchy

scratch·i·ly, adverbscratch·i·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use scratchy in a sentence

FEEDBACK