noun Date: circa 1553 1. one that scribbles 2. a minor or insignificant author

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Scribbler — Scrib bler, n. One who scribbles; a petty author; a writer of no reputation; a literary hack. [1913 Webster] The scribbler, pinched with hunger, writes to dine. Granville. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scribbler — may refer to: *a notebook *Writer *Scribbler (robot) …   Wikipedia

  • Scribbler — Scrib bler, n. A scribbling machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scribbler — petty author, 1550s, agent noun from SCRIBBLE (Cf. scribble) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scribbler — [skrib′lər] n. a person who scribbles; specif., a) a person who writes illegibly or carelessly b) a hack writer …   English World dictionary

  • scribbler — UK [ˈskrɪblə(r)] / US [ˈskrɪblər] noun [countable] Word forms scribbler : singular scribbler plural scribblers informal a writer, especially one who is considered not to be very good …   English dictionary

  • scribbler — Scribbling Scrib bling, n. [See 1st {Scribble}.] The act or process of carding coarsely. [1913 Webster] {Scribbling machine}, the machine used for the first carding of wool or other fiber; called also {scribbler}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scribbler — scribble ► VERB 1) write or draw carelessly or hurriedly. 2) informal write for a living or as a hobby. ► NOUN ▪ a piece of writing or a picture produced carelessly or hurriedly. DERIVATIVES scribbler noun. ORIGIN Latin scribillare, from scriber …   English terms dictionary

  • scribbler — scribbler1 /skrib leuhr/, n. 1. a writer whose work has little or no value or importance. 2. a person who scribbles. [1545 55; SCRIBBLE1 + ER1] scribbler2 /skrib leuhr/, n. a machine for scribbling wool fibers. [1675 85; SCRIBBLE2 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • scribbler — noun One who scribbles …   Wiktionary

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