chicken scratch


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chicken scratch

n. Informal
An instance of cramped or illegible handwriting: "his signature—an unforgeably idiosyncratic chicken scratch" (Alex Shoumatoff).
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Noun1.chicken scratch - cramped or illegible handwriting
cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratch - poor handwriting
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