scrib·​bler ˈskri-b(ə-)lər How to pronounce scribbler (audio)
: one that scribbles
: 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 Try your hand at drawing a model, whether your a pro or a scribbler. Amanda Rosa, Miami Herald, 1 July 2024 We should be concerned not just for our personal pocketbooks but for the state of our art—and the current moment calls for dreamers, strummers, and scribblers to be unusually thoughtful, tactical, and shrewd. Sean Michaels, The New Yorker, 21 June 2023 This was a jaw-dropping, gasp-inducing conga line of events too ludicrous for even the most brazen Hollywood script scribblers. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2023 In keeping with the book’s first-person format, Catherine keeps a diary and introduces the various other characters with the wit of a budding Jane Austen — the difference being, this young scribbler has no interest in wedding bells. Peter Debruge, Variety, 11 Sep. 2022 But Wessex isn’t the only challenge facing the struggling scribbler. Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, 21 June 2022 The notebooks are also heavier and handsomer than the typical pocket scribbler. Michael Calore, Wired, 18 Nov. 2021 Take the experience of José Delbo, an 87-year-old scribbler of superheroes highlighted in Matt Pearce’s story on the NFT craze. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 20 Apr. 2021 The scribbler who penned the cryptic note remained anonymous—until now. Nora McGreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scribbler was circa 1556

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“Scribbler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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