Scrawl Scrawl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scrawled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrawling}.] [Probably corrupted from scrabble.] To draw or mark awkwardly and irregularly; to write hastily and carelessly; to scratch; to scribble; as, to scrawl a letter. [1913 Webster]

His name, scrawled by himself. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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