verb \ˈskri-bəl\

: to write (something) quickly and in a way that makes it difficult to read

: to draw lines, shapes, etc., that have no particular meaning in a quick and careless way

scrib·bledscrib·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of SCRIBBLE

transitive verb
:  to write hastily or carelessly without regard to legibility or form
:  to cover with careless or worthless writings or drawings
intransitive verb
:  to write or draw hastily and carelessly
scribble noun

Examples of SCRIBBLE

  1. She scribbled a note to him and then dashed off to her meeting.
  2. He scribbled down his phone number.
  3. Students scribbled furiously as the professor lectured.
  4. She was scribbling away in a notebook.
  5. The toddler scribbled all over the paper.

Origin of SCRIBBLE

Middle English scriblen, from Medieval Latin scribillare, from Latin scribere to write
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with SCRIBBLE


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