Top definition
Incredibly messy handwriting that is nearly impossible to read. Usually the only person who can read it is the person that wrote it. Sometimes not even they can read it after a while. The writing looks like the footprints and/or scratches chickens leave in the dirt hence the name.
"Dude what the fuck did you write here?! I can't read this damn chicken scratch worth shit!"
by IceWarm June 21, 2004
Get the mug
Get a chicken scratch mug for your mother-in-law Helena.
2
chicken scratch is lousy unreadable handwriting except to the person who wrote it but also a curse word to idiots who dont know what chicken scratch means or dont have an understanding of what chicken scratch means
student this handwriting is chicken scratch

teacher what did you say

student i said this handwriting is chicken scratch

teacher dont be cursing in my class
by skyewrighter January 29, 2019
Get the mug
Get a chicken scratch mug for your Facebook friend Helena.
3
Really bad hand writing that only the person who wrote it can read it. Most often it just looks like scribbles.
Bob I can't read your chicken scratch! What does this say??
by Sasha June 27, 2003
Get the mug
Get a chicken scratch mug for your father Manafort.
5
My writing.
1) Used as a description of poor writing when it resembles the marks left in sand by a gaggle of chickens.
2) the act of scratching a chicken..or using a chicken to scratch yourself
Damn, I can't read this chickenscratch, was he seizing when he wrote this?
by Doug Walmsley June 19, 2003
Get the mug
Get a chicken scratch mug for your brother Georges.
7
When your handwriting is unreadable by anybody but yourself.
Tom's teacher complained that only Tom could read his won chicken scratch.
by Rich June 20, 2003
Get the mug
Get a chicken scratch mug for your coworker Beatrix.