Scribble \scrib"ble\, n.

  1. 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

Scribble \scrib"ble\, v. i

  1. To write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl
    If Mævius scribble in Apollo's spite. --Pope

Scribble \scrib"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. scribbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. scribbling (-blîng).] [fr. L. (?) scrivere, E. scribe.]

  1. To write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter
  2. Poor handwriting [syn: scratch, scrawl, cacography]
  3. To fill or cover with careless or worthless writing

Scribble \scrib"ble\, v. t. [Cf. scrabble.]

  1. (Woolen Manuf.) To card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine