scratch pad


: a pad of scratch paper

Examples of scratch pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The desktop scratch pad has a laundry list of ideas to try in the coming months in my continuing effort to examine sports from different perspectives. Michael Casagrande |, al, 3 May 2023 Part scratching post, part toy, this round and standalone scratch pad features an insert for the cardboard scratchpads, which are easy to replace. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 Beach Cat Scratcher House ($14.99; Give your cat the summer state of mind with this adorable scratch pad beach house. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, 25 June 2020 Jones Road’s site reveals easy, scratch pad-like breakdowns of scores of achievable makeup looks, shown on models of all races and ages. Laura Neilson, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Nov. 2021 Each planter features a drainage hole, and comes with a matching saucer, mesh drainage net, and a protective scratch pad. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Sep. 2021 So keep a list of your favorites on a scratch pad somewhere and use it as your secret weapon. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2021 The two-in-one toy features a scratch pad mounted in a circular track, and comes with a ball and catnip. Christina Butan,, 21 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scratch pad was in 1895

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“Scratch pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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