- 1(of clothes or cloth) rough and unpleasant to the touch synonym itchy This sweater is too scratchy. a scratchy blanket
- 2(of a record, voice, etc.) making a rough, unpleasant sound like something being scratched across a surface a scratchy recording of Mario Lanza a scratchy pen
- 3(of writing or drawings) done without care She had scrawled me a note in her familiar scratchy handwriting.
- 4 that feels sore a scratchy throat