scratchie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

scratch +‎ -ie

Noun[edit]

scratchie (plural scratchies)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) A scratch card.
    • 2009, Marja Harris, My Memoirs: A Period in the Life of Marja Harris, page 47,
      I sat on the balcony with my cup of coffee and my inhaler and I scratched my Scratchies. I won $6.
    • 2010, Charlotte Fabiansson, Pathways to Excessive Gambling: A Societal Perspective on Youth and Adult Gambling Pursuits, page 119,
      Approximately half of the respondents had bought instant scratchies.
    • 2011, Ashley Ormond, How to Give Your Kids $1Million Each!: (And It Won't Cost You a Cent), page 40,
    • Grandparents and great-grandparents are big buyers of scratchies and lottery tickets — for their grandkids and great-grandkids.

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