scribble

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Etymology[edit]

From early modern English scrible, frequentive of scribe.

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scribble (third-person singular simple present scribbles, present participle scribbling, simple past and past participle scribbled)

  1. To write or draw carelessly and in a hurry
  2. To doodle
  3. (obsolete) To card or tease (wool) coarsely; to run through a scribbler.

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Noun[edit]

scribble (plural scribbles)

  1. Careless, hasty writing, doodle or drawing

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