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Definition of "scribble" [scrib•ble]

  • To write hurriedly without heed to legibility or style. (verb-transitive)
  • To cover with scribbles, doodles, or meaningless marks. (verb-transitive)
  • To write or draw in a hurried careless way. (verb-intransitive)
  • Careless hurried writing. (noun)
  • Meaningless marks and lines. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scribble" in a sentence
  • "I see you are always _at it_ in the old way -- _scribble, scribble, scribble_! ""
  • "To arrest Lee for that scribble is completely out of proportion."
  • "Reilly recalled a scribble on a NOAA white board during the early days of the spill indicating that officials immediately realized the leak could be much bigger."