to scratch ...1708 obs.
from Latin scalpt-, scalpĕre (scalp vb. † to scrape, to scratch) + -ize
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1708 - see EXAMPLE below
"...but also discovers, that, through the Revolution of many Retrograde Moons, you have in Egypt press'd the Extremities of your Fingers, with the hard Tenants of your Mouths, and scalptiz'd your heads with frequent applications of your Unguicules..."
From: The Works of F. Rabelais, M.D.: or, The Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and Pantagruel, done out of French by Sir Tho. Urchard, Mr. Motteux, and others
- Peter Antoine Motteux