“When I was your age” toys like etch A Sketch and Magna Doodle worked on you.
Watch as Rick pulls out an etch a Sketch to mock Mitt on the campaign trail.
On cable, you shake an etch a Sketch every time you go on air.
1630s, "to engrave by eating away the surface of with acids," from Dutch etsen, from German ätzen "to etch," from Old High German azzon "cause to bite, feed," from Proto-Germanic *atjanan, causative of *etanan "eat" (see eat). Related: Etched; etching.