Scrabble Definition

skrăbəl
scrabbled, scrabbles, scrabbling
verb
scrabbled, scrabbles, scrabbling
To scratch, scrape, or paw as though looking for something.
Webster's New World
To move or climb with scrambling, disorderly haste.
Scrabbled down the rocks to the water.
American Heritage
To struggle.
Webster's New World
To scribble on.
Webster's New World
To scrape together quickly.
Webster's New World
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noun
scrabbles
A scraping with the hands or paws.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of scrabbling.
American Heritage
A scramble.
Webster's New World
A scribble; scrawl.
Webster's New World
A struggle.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
doodlescribblebarbouillage
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proper name
A word game played with lettered tiles placed on a board in arrangements like those in a crossword puzzle.
Webster's New World
pronoun

(trademark) A board game in which players draw letter tiles and take turns to make interlocking words like a crossword, scoring points according to the letters played and their positions on the board.

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Origin of Scrabble

  • Dutch schrabbelen from Middle Dutch frequentative of schrabben to scrape sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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