scratch pad


Definition of scratch pad

: a pad of scratch paper

Examples of scratch pad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So keep a list of your favorites on a scratch pad somewhere and use it as your secret weapon. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy baseball success in 2021 may depend more on strategy than on data," 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,, "This Cat Scratching Toy Has Over 6,000 Five-Star Reviews — and Keeps Cats Entertained for Hours," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of scratch pad

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scratch pad was in 1895

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2 Apr 2021

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“Scratch pad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scratch pad

US : a small book of blank paper that is used for writing notes, brief messages, etc.

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