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scrib·ble  (skrbl)
v. scrib·bled, scrib·bling, scrib·bles
1. To write hurriedly without heed to legibility or style.
2. To cover with scribbles, doodles, or meaningless marks.
To write or draw in a hurried careless way.
1. Careless hurried writing.
2. Meaningless marks and lines.

[Middle English scriblen, probably from scriben, to write, from Latin scrbere, to write; see skrbh- in Indo-European roots.]

scribbly adj.

scribble  /skrbl/  v. [I;T] -bled, -bling, -bles 1 to write or draw meaningless things: The little boy scribbled on the wall with a crayon. 2 to write quickly and not neatly: I scribbled eggs, milk, cheese on the list.
n. 1 [C] meaningless writing or drawing: Save your scribbles; they may give you ideas later. 2 [U] quick, messy handwriting: Can you read this scribble? I was in a hurry when I wrote it. -n. [U] scribbling. scribble

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