scrawl

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly Middle English

Noun[edit]

scrawl (plural scrawls)

  1. An irregular, possibly illegible handwriting.
  2. A hastily, or carelessly written note etc.
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Verb[edit]

scrawl (third-person singular simple present scrawls, present participle scrawling, simple past and past participle scrawled)

  1. (transitive) To write something hastily or illegibly.
  2. (intransitive) To write in an irregular or illegible manner.
  3. (intransitive) To write unskilfully and inelegantly.
    • Milton
      Though with a golden pen you scrawl.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

scrawl (third-person singular simple present scrawls, present participle scrawling, simple past and past participle scrawled)

  1. Obsolete form of crawl.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Latimer to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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