Old Scratch

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably an alteration of scrat, from Middle English scrat, skratt, scratte, ultimately from Old Norse skratti.

Proper noun[edit]

Old Scratch

  1. (chiefly Midland US, Southern US) The Devil.[1]
    Synonyms: Old Nick, Old Serpent; see also Thesaurus:Satan

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