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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: scribillare, from Latin scribere; SCRIBE

scribble

1 verb
     
scrib‧ble1
1 [transitive] also scribble down to write something quickly and untidily:
I scribbled his phone number in my address book.
He scribbled down our names.
2 [intransitive] to draw marks that have no meaning:
Someone had scribbled all over my picture.
WORD FOCUS: write WORD FOCUS: write
quickly: jot down, dash off

in a way that is difficult to read: scribble, scrawl

write information on an official form: fill in/fill out

write a word correctly: spell

start to write: put pen to paper


See also
write

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