scratch comma

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

scratch comma (plural scratch commas)

  1. (typography, historical) Synonym of slash ⟨ / ⟩ in its former use as a form of comma.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "scratch, n.¹" Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1911.