Definition of scrawl
- scrawled his name
She scrawled her signature on the receipt.
scrawled a quick note, stuck it in their mailbox, and hurried off
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First Known Use: 1612See Words from the same year
: to write or draw (something) very quickly or carelessly
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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