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scribble


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