: having a rough sound : having a sound like the sound made when something sharp or rough rubs against a surface or object
: rough and irritating to the skin : likely to make you itch
: swollen and sore
: marked or made with scratches <scratchy drawing> <scratchy handwriting>
: causing tingling or itching : irritating <scratchy wool>
defined for English-language learners
Examples of SCRATCHY
- listening to scratchy old records
- The costume is made from scratchy material.
- He is sick with a scratchy throat.
First Known Use of SCRATCHY
: likely to injure with something sharp <a scratchy rosebush>
: causing irritation <a scratchy wool sweater>
: coarse 1 <I shook his scratchy hand.>
: somewhat sore <a scratchy throat>
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