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Meaning of SCRIBBLE

Pronunciation:  'skribul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  poor handwriting
  2. [v]  write down quickly without much attention to detail
  3. [v]  write carelessly

SCRIBBLE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cacography, scrabble, scratch, scrawl, scrawl
 See Also: hand, handwriting, script, squiggle, write, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scrib"ble\, v. t. [Cf. {Scrabble}.] (Woolen Manuf.)
    To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine.
  2. \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.
    2. To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing.
  3. \Scrib"ble\, v. i.
    To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl.
          If M[ae]vius scribble in Apollo's spite. --Pope.
  4. \Scrib"ble\, n.
    Hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a
    scrawl; as, a hasty scribble. --Boyle.
          Neither did I but vacant seasons spend In this my
          scribble.                                --Bunyan.
Computing Dictionary

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.

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