To scribble is to write something quickly and sloppily. You can also call someone's handwriting, if it's hard to read, a scribble.
- Pronunciation: /'skrɪbl/
- English description: write carelessly
- Synonyms: scrawl
- Chinese Translation: 乱涂(luan4 tu2)
- Spanish Translation: garabatear
- ORIGIN: Have you ever made a note of something very quickly, and then later when you tried to read it, you couldn't? That's a scribble. People scribble when they need to write fast. The problem with scribbling—-making a scribble-—is that it’s hard to read. Some people have handwriting that is always hard to read: you can call poor handwriting a scribble. Doctors are famous for their scribbles. The Latin root is scribere, "to write."
- At some point Lord and Miller had scribbled down an idea for an end-of-the-world comedy.
- I was the daughter who wasn’t allowed to touch the coloring books because I just scribbled all over them.
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