hen tracks

plural nounSlang.
  1. illegible or barely legible handwriting.

Origin of hen tracks

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
  • Also called hen scratches .

Words Nearby hen tracks

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How to use hen tracks in a sentence

  • Any one who has noticed the number of hen-tracks in a poultry yard will appreciate this delicate performance.

    Spinifex and Sand | David W Carnegie
  • I wrote it down in the "hen tracks" of short-hand which are now difficult to decipher.

    The Key to Success | Russell H. Conwell
  • At any rate there was one addressed in the same hen-tracks to Azuba.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter | Joseph C. Lincoln