Definition of “scratchy” - English Dictionary


“scratchy” in English

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uk /ˈskrætʃ.i/ us /ˈskrætʃ.i/

A scratchy record, etc. has scratches on it so it makes unpleasant noises when it is played:

We spent the evening listening to her scratchy old jazz records.

Scratchy clothes are rough and uncomfortable.

mainly UK A scratchy pen does not write easily and without interruption:

This pen's scratchy. Do you have another one?

(Definition of “scratchy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)