scribble


scribble

verb (used with object), scrib·bled, scrib·bling.

  1. to write hastily or carelessly: to scribble a letter.
  2. to cover with meaningless writing or marks: to scribble all over a page.

verb (used without object), scrib·bled, scrib·bling.

  1. to write or draw in a hasty or careless way.
  2. to make meaningless marks, scrolls, lines, etc., with a pencil, pen, or the like.

noun

  1. a note or other writing that has little or no meaning.
  2. a hasty or careless drawing or piece of writing.
  3. handwriting, especially when illegible.

verb (used with object), scrib·bled, scrib·bling.

  1. to tear apart (wool fibers) in the first stages of carding.

verb

  1. to write or draw in a hasty or illegible manner
  2. to make meaningless or illegible marks (on)
  3. derogatory, or facetious to write poetry, novels, etc

noun

  1. hasty careless writing or drawing
  2. writing, esp literary matter, of poor quality
  3. meaningless or illegible marks

verb

  1. (tr) to card (wool, etc)

v.mid-15c., from Medieval Latin scribillare, diminutive of Latin scribere “to write” (see script (n.)). Related: Scribbled; scribbling. The noun, “hurried or careless writing,” is 1570s, from the verb.

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