hen track

noun

Definition of hen track

: an illegible or scarcely legible mark intended as handwriting

called also hen scratch

First Known Use of hen track

1878, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about hen track

Time Traveler for hen track

Time Traveler

The first known use of hen track was in 1878

See more words from the same year

Statistics for hen track

Cite this Entry

“Hen track.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hen%20track. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on hen track

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for hen track

Comments on hen track

What made you want to look up hen track? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!