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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. poor handwriting;
[syn: scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography]

2. an aimless drawing;
[syn: scribble, scrabble, doodle]


VERB (2)

1. write down quickly without much attention to detail;
[syn: scribble, scrabble]

2. write carelessly;
[syn: scribble, scrawl]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scribble \Scrib"ble\, v. i. To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl. [1913 Webster] If Maevius scribble in Apollo's spite. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scribble \Scrib"ble\, v. t. [Cf. Scrabble.] (Woolen Manuf.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scribble \Scrib"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Scribbling (-bl[i^]ng).] [From Scribe.] 1. To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter. [1913 Webster] 2. To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scribble \Scrib"ble\, n. Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] Neither did I but vacant seasons spend In this my scribble. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

scribble n 1: poor handwriting [syn: scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography] 2: an aimless drawing [syn: scribble, scrabble, doodle] v 1: write down quickly without much attention to detail [syn: scribble, scrabble] 2: write carelessly [syn: scribble, scrawl]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "scribble": anamorphosis, bad likeness, barbouillage, botch, burlesque, caricature, daub, distortion, doodle, hen scratches, hen tracks, illegibility, indecipherability, jot down, misdraw, mispaint, parody, pattes de mouche, pothookery, pothooks, pothooks and hangers, scrabble, scratch, scrawl, scribbling, scribe, squiggle, travesty, undecipherability, unreadability, write
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

scribble n. To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. ?Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table.? ?It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core.? Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

scribble To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core." Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final. [Jargon File]