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SCRIBBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scribble mean? 

SCRIBBLE (noun)
  The noun SCRIBBLE has 2 senses:

1. poor handwriting
2. an aimless drawing

  Familiarity information: SCRIBBLE used as a noun is rare.


SCRIBBLE (verb)
  The verb SCRIBBLE has 2 senses:

1. write down quickly without much attention to detail
2. write carelessly

  Familiarity information: SCRIBBLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRIBBLE (noun)


Sense 1scribble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Poor handwriting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scribble; scrawl; cacography; scratch

Hypernyms ("scribble" is a kind of...):

hand; handwriting; script (something written by hand)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scribble"):

chicken scratch (cramped or illegible handwriting)

squiggle (an illegible scrawl)


Sense 2scribble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An aimless drawing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

doodle; scrabble; scribble

Hypernyms ("scribble" is a kind of...):

drawing (a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines)


SCRIBBLE (verb)


Sense 1scribble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write down quickly without much attention to detail

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scribble; scrabble

Hypernyms (to "scribble" is one way to...):

write (communicate or express by writing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2scribble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write carelessly

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

scrawl; scribble

Hypernyms (to "scribble" is one way to...):

write (mark or trace on a surface)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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