verb \ˈskrl\

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

Full Definition of SCRAWL

transitive verb
:  to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly <scrawled his name>
intransitive verb
:  to write awkwardly or carelessly
scrawl noun
scrawl·er noun
scrawly \ˈskr-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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