scribble

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From Middle English scribblen, scriblen, scryblen, scribelen, equivalent to scribe +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

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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
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Noun[edit]

scribble (countable and uncountable, plural scribbles)

  1. Careless, hasty writing, doodle or drawing
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Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Swedish skrubbla?”)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To card or tease (wool) coarsely; to run through a scribbler.

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