Scribble Definition

skrĭbəl
scribbled, scribbles, scribbling
verb
scribbled, scribbles, scribbling
To compose hastily, without regard to style.
Webster's New World
To draw (a picture) hurriedly or carelessly.
American Heritage
To write carelessly or illegibly.
Webster's New World
To make or cover with meaningless or illegible marks.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
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noun
scribbles
Illegible or careless handwriting.
Webster's New World
Meaningless marks.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scribble

Noun

Singular:
scribble
Plural:
scribbles

Origin of Scribble

  • Middle English scriblen probably from scriben to write from Latin scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From early modern English scrible, frequentive of scribe.

    From Wiktionary

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