scratch paper

noun

: paper that may be used for casual writing

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ronika McClain, who introduced them, officiated the ceremony, and the couple recited their own vows written on scratch paper. Arden Fanning Andrews, Vogue, 23 Sep. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 22 Sep. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 14 Sep. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 29 Aug. 2022 Single Washi Tape Quilt Square (shown on smaller white pumpkin): Draw a quilt pattern on a piece of scratch paper (or use our quilt square templates). Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, 24 Aug. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 22 Aug. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2022 The following riddle is one particularly punishing problem—so go grab a pencil and a piece of scratch paper and prepare to rip your hair out (in the best way). Richard Malena, Popular Mechanics, 25 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scratch paper was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Scratch paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20paper. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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