What does the word scrawl mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To write hastily or illegibly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Irregular or unskilful writing.

Usage examples for scrawl

  1. He called out to Finche Torfs to leave his coffee in the drawing- room, and read his blaze letter- and this is what he read: My dear Barty,- Don't be in the least alarmed on reading this hasty scrawl, after waking from the sleep you meant to sleep forever. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  2. What he might once have thrown aside as the scrawl of a madman, would now appear to him in the form of an explanation. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  3. If you will glance at the following reproduction of a snap- shot which I took of this scrawl, you will see what I mean. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green