Definition of scritch in English:

scritch

noun

  • A loud shrill cry or screech.

verb

  • no object To utter a loud shrill cry or screech.

verb

US
  • 1with object To scratch; (now) especially to scratch (a pet) affectionately with one's fingernails.

  • 2no object To make a scratching sound; especially (of an animal's claws) to scratch noisily on or across a surface.

exclamation

US
  • Representing a scratching or scraping sound.

noun

US
  • A scratching or scraping sound.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hall's Vnion: Richard III. From scritch<br>Middle English; earliest use found in The Owl and the Nightingale. Imitative<br>1920s; earliest use found in The Charleston Gazette. Probably a variant or alteration of scratch, probably after scritch and perhaps also partly after itch<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Young People. Probably a variant of scratch, perhaps arising from vowel alternation in a reduplicated form, or perhaps immediately after scritchy.

Pronunciation

scritch

/skrɪtʃ/