from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To write hurriedly without heed to legibility or style.
- transitive v. To cover with scribbles, doodles, or meaningless marks.
- intransitive v. To write or draw in a hurried careless way.
- n. Careless hurried writing.
- n. Meaningless marks and lines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To write or draw carelessly and in a hurry
- v. To doodle
- v. To card or tease (wool) coarsely; to run through a scribbler.
- n. Careless, hasty writing or drawing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl.
- intransitive v. To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
- transitive v. To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
- transitive v. To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance.
- transitive v. To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write with haste, or without care or regard to correctness or elegance: as, to scribble a letter or pamphlet.
- To cover or fill with careless or worthless writing, or unintelligible and entangled lines.
- To write without care or regard for correctness or elegance; scrawl; make unintelligible and entangled lines on paper or a slate for mere amusement, as a child does.
- To card or tease coarsely; pass, as cotton or wool, through a scribbler.
- n. Hurried or careless writing; a scrawl; hence, a shallow or trivial composition or article: as, a hasty scribble.
- n. [In the following quotation the word is used figuratively for a hurried, scrambling manner of walking, opposed to “a set pace,” as a scribble is to “a set copy.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. write carelessly
- n. an aimless drawing
- v. write down quickly without much attention to detail
- n. poor handwriting
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.
Your dilectissime [sic] letter of the l6th arrived this morning and I must scribble a word of reply.
Fockers, Terri Polo (that's Polo, as in horses, not as in chicken) has what's best described as a scribble on her left breast (alongside a wonky heart).
The researchers studied the activity of two genes in fruits flies: RAS that is responsible for 30 percent of cancers and a gene called scribble that thwarts cancer, but promotes it if it becomes mutated.
Dan Williams (6): md/raid5: initialize conf - > device_lock earlier md/raid456: downlevel multicore operations to raid_run_ops md/raid6: kill a gcc-4. 0.1 'uninitialized variable' warning async_pq: kill a stray dma_map () call and other cleanups async_pq: rename scribble page async_tx: fix asynchronous raid6 recovery for ddf layouts
Once you realize that a career as an artist is not in your future and that you had to label the scribble to make it look like more than just a squiggly line, you fill out the required information and go over your monologue as well as you can, considering the noise surrounding you.
If she tells you her scribble is a cat, praise her, write "CAT" on it and hang it prominently.
Another flare-up came from "scribble," software developed by a member that made it easier for users to delete all their posts.