Definition of scratch adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//skrætʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//skrætʃ//
    (British English) Golf
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  1. 1put together in a hurry using whatever people or materials are available a scratch team
  2. 2(especially in golf) with no handicap a scratch player See related entries: Golf
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: probably a blend of the synonymous dialect words scrat and cratch, both of uncertain origin; compare with Middle Low German kratsen and Old High German krazzōn.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scratch