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scrawl

play
verb \ˈskrȯl\

Simple Definition of scrawl

  • : to write or draw (something) very quickly or carelessly

Full Definition of scrawl

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly <scrawled his name>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to write awkwardly or carelessly

scrawl noun
scrawl·er noun
scrawly play \ˈskrȯ-lē\ adjective

Examples of scrawl

  1. She scrawled her signature on the receipt.

  2. <scrawled a quick note, stuck it in their mailbox, and hurried off>



Origin of scrawl

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1612



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