Definition of Chicken scratch

1. Noun. Cramped or illegible handwriting.

Generic synonyms: Cacography, Scratch, Scrawl, Scribble



Definition of Chicken scratch

1. Noun. (informal) Cramped or illegible handwriting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chicken Scratch

chicken nugget
chicken nuggets
chicken of the woods
chicken or egg question
chicken or egg questions
chicken out
chicken paprika
chicken paprikash
chicken purloo
chicken roundworm
chicken run
chicken salad
chicken salad air
chicken salt
chicken sandwich
chicken scratch (current term)
chicken scratches
chicken snake
chicken soup
chicken stew
chicken stock
chicken strips
chicken taco
chicken tender
chicken tenders
chicken tractor
chicken turtle
chicken wing
chicken wings
chicken wire

Literary usage of Chicken scratch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Special Method in Elementary Science for the Common School by Charles Alexander McMurry (1904)
"Where do the chickens find the worms ? (In the ground.) How get them out ? (With their sharp toes.) Did you ever see a chicken scratch for worms or seeds ? ..."

2. Adult Literacy And New Technologies: Tools For A Lifetime by Office of Technology Assessment (1994)
"It held no preconceptions about his ability and turned his lefthanded "chicken scratch" handwriting into fine-looking typed words and sentences, ..."

3. Special Method in Natural Science for the First Four Grades of the Common School by Charles Alexander McMurry (1899)
"Did you ever see a chicken scratch for worms or seeds? How did it do the scratching', with one or both feet? Find out. Then when it found something good to ..."

4. Nature Study Lessons for Primary Grades by Lida Brown McMurry (1905)
"ever see a chicken scratch for worms or seeds ?' How did it do the scratching? Then when it found something good to eat what did it do? ..."

5. Progressive Lessons in English for Foreigners: First Year by Mary Jimperieff (1915)
"... [-clock Before k\ Before rl fba-ek [-crush [ chicken [ scratch f Before t< [ October C at the end of words ..."

6. Uncle Gabe Tucker: Or, Reflections, Song, and Sentiment in the Quarters by John Alfred Macon (1882)
"... Big hawk watch whar de little chicken scratch in'; Spider look out for de fly; Nigger stan' still an' he bow an' he scrape When he see dat gal go by ! ..."

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