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scratch-off

adjective

designating a card, ticket, etc. with a coating that when scratched reveals writing, numbers, scent, etc.

Examples

The scratch-off card is used for lottery games, quizzes, and to conceal PINs for telephone calling cards and other prepaid services.

Word Origin

1964

Usage Note

also scratch-off , (n.)

scratch-off

noun

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