scribbler

noun
scrib·​bler | \ˈskri-b(ə-)lər \

Definition of scribbler 

1 : one that scribbles

2 : a minor or insignificant author

Examples of scribbler in a Sentence

My wife's a banker, but I'm just a scribbler who writes for the newspaper.

Recent Examples on the Web

Kenzie Smith could be spotted at the park, circulating among friends, but refused all interview requests from the many TV cameras and notebook scribblers who were documenting the barbecue. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Barbecuers take back Oakland’s communal backyard at Lake Merritt," 20 May 2018 That is to say: The wine version of this drink, or any other early-day tipple, is as useful to the street cleaner as the scribbler. Tamar Adler, Bon Appetit, "Author Tamar Adler Shares Her ‘Best Drink in the World’," 20 Apr. 2018 Their quest is one shared by the legions of traders, techies, online scribblers, and gamblers and grifters mesmerized by Bitcoin. Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg.com, "What Bitcoin Is Really Worth May No Longer Be Such a Mystery," 19 Apr. 2018 The era of the Vie Romantique was a time of romantic firebrands, idealistic scribblers and the muses they so often, if so briefly, loved. Tara Isabella Burton, WSJ, "Paris’s Most Decadent Era—and Where to Recreate It," 19 Sep. 2017 Gissing presents us with a gallery of striving scribblers for whom daily existence in 19th-century London is yet another iteration of the new world of industrial labor. Scott Spencer, WSJ, "Scott Spencer," 7 July 2017 At times certainly; that’s an occupational hazard, and not the worst one, for scribblers advising the Prince. John O'sullivan, National Review, "Did William F. Buckley’s Conservative Project End in Failure?," 20 July 2017 Those are just some of viewers' favorite TV shows that could be affected if the Writers Guild of America — the scribblers who script the hilarity and drama of TV — go on strike starting May 2. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "Here's how a Writers Guild strike could affect your favorite TV shows," 25 Apr. 2017 The PenAgain�s odd shape reduces hand cramps and calluses by encouraging scribblers to extend their fingers instead of curling them. Sonia Zjawinski, WIRED, "Fetish," 1 Nov. 2002

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First Known Use of scribbler

circa 1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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scribbler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scribbler

: a writer or author

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