scrib·​bler | \ ˈskri-b(ə-)lər How to pronounce scribbler (audio) \

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 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 The automated scribbler Lazlo uses to submit more than a million entries to the Frito-Lay Sweepstakes was inspired by a sketch in one of Leonardo's notebooks. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 9 Aug. 2020 Aside from making scribblers redundant, a common worry is that such systems will be able to flood social media and online comment sections with semi-coherent but angry ramblings that are designed to divide and enrage. The Economist, 31 Oct. 2019 Some devices, like Acer's Spin 3, have tiny scribblers that hide inside their chassis, and others simply have magnetic edges that the pen is supposed to stick to. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, 6 July 2019 Since then, scribblers have been stepping between the ropes or into the cage to wrestle a book out of themselves. Gordon Marino, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2019 Despite its sham humility, this bitter retort to the scribblers who denied him the last measure of greatness falls short for a want of tough-minded self-analysis. Jamie James, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of scribbler

circa 1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scribbler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scribbler

: a writer or author

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