Definition of scratchy
- scratchy drawing
- scratchy handwriting
- scratchy wool
- a scratchy throat
listening to scratchy old records
The costume is made from scratchy material.
He is sick with a scratchy throat.
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: 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
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to pay off by making regular payments
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