Scrawl meaning

skrôl
To write hastily or sloppily.
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To write, draw, or mark awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly; esp., to write with sprawling, poorly formed letters.
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To write something in a hasty or sloppy manner.
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Sloppy, often illegible handwriting.
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Something, such as a note, written hastily or sloppily.
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Sprawling, often illegible handwriting.
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Something scrawled.
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A hastily, or carelessly written note etc.
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To write something hastily or illegibly.
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(intransitive) To write in an irregular or illegible manner.
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(intransitive) To write unskilfully and inelegantly.
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Obsolete form of crawl.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of scrawl

  • Perhaps from obsolete scrawl to gesticulate, sprawl from Middle English scrawlen probably blend of sprawlen to sprawl sprawl craulen to crawl crawl1

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

  • Possibly Middle English

    From Wiktionary