scribble [skrib′əl]
vt., vi.
scribbled, scribbling [ME scriblen < ML scribillare < L scribere, to write: see SCRIBE]
1. to write carelessly or illegibly
2. to make or cover with meaningless or illegible marks
3. to compose hastily, without regard to style
1. illegible or careless handwriting
2. meaningless marks
3. an inferior literary work

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