Definition of hen scrattin in English:

hen scrattin

Pronunciation /ˈhɛn ˌskrat(ɪ)n/

noun

dialect British
  • A long streak or wisp of cirrus cloud, often believed to herald stormy weather. Usually in plural.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Carr (d. 1843). From hen + scratting [adjective].