I managed to overbook my time this week so here's a simple definition from my trusty (and amusing) 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. You can grab a free copy HERE. Enjoy! ♥
Old Scratch; the Devil: probably from the long and sharp claws with which he is frequently delineated.
*Taken verbatim from the Kindle edition, linked above.
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