Simple Definition of scribble
: 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
Full Definition of scribble
scrib·bledscrib·bling play \-b(ə-)liŋ\
1 : to write hastily or carelessly without regard to legibility or form
2 : to cover with careless or worthless writings or drawings
: to write or draw hastily and carelessly
Examples of scribble
She scribbled a note to him and then dashed off to her meeting.
He scribbled down his phone number.
Students scribbled furiously as the professor lectured.
She was scribbling away in a notebook.
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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