What does scratchy mean?

Definitions for scratchy
ˈskrætʃ iscratchy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scratchy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrasive, scratchyadjective

    causing abrasion

  2. cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyadjective

    easily irritated or annoyed

    "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

  3. spotty, uneven, scratchyadjective

    lacking consistency

    "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"

  4. grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchyadjective

    unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound

    "a gravelly voice"


  1. scratchyadjective

    Characterized by scratches; itchy; irritating.

  2. scratchyadjective

    annoying, irritating


  1. scratchy

    Scratchy refers to something that has a rough or slightly abrasive feel or sound, which can be unpleasant or irritating to the senses. This term is often used to describe fabric that feels rough against the skin, or the grainy sound quality of a recording or voice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scratchyadjective

    characterized by scratches


  1. Scratchy

    Scratchy is a member of the musical group Roll Deep.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scratchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scratchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of scratchy in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    I just tested positive for COVID. I’ve had a scratchy throat for a couple days, but am feeling fine otherwise. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted, and she has tested negative.

  2. Romain Eskenazi:

    If they are tired, have a scratchy throat and prefer to stay at home, nobody will force them to come to work with COVID.

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