scrawl

play
verb \ˈskrȯl\

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

scrawler

noun

scrawly

play \ˈskrȯ-lē\ adjective

Examples of scrawl in a sentence

  1. She scrawled her signature on the receipt.

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

Origin and Etymology of scrawl

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1612


SCRAWL Defined for English Language Learners

scrawl

play
verb \ˈskrȯl\

Definition of scrawl for English Language Learners

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


SCRAWL Defined for Kids

1

scrawl

play
verb \ˈskrȯl\

Definition of scrawl for Students

scrawled

;

scrawling

  1. :  to write quickly and carelessly


2

scrawl

play
noun

Definition of scrawl for Students

  1. :  something written carelessly or without skill His signature is just a scrawl.



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