scrawl
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /skɹɔːl/
Noun

scrawl

  1. Irregular, possibly illegible handwriting.
  2. A hastily or carelessly written note etc.
  3. Writing that lacks literary merit.
  4. (countable, uncommon) A broken branch of a tree.
  5. (uncommon) The young of the dog-crab.
Translations Translations Verb

scrawl (scrawls, present participle scrawling; past and past participle scrawled)

  1. (transitive) To write something hastily or illegibly.
  2. (intransitive) To write in an irregular or illegible manner.
  3. (intransitive) To write unskilfully and inelegantly.
    • c. 1710-1730, Jonathan Swift (probably), Sandys's Ghost
      Though with a golden pen you scrawl.
Translations Translations Verb

scrawl (scrawls, present participle scrawling; past and past participle scrawled)

  1. To creep; crawl; (by extension) to swarm with crawling things



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