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English definition of “scribble”

scribble

noun [C or U]     /ˈskrɪb.l̩/
a careless piece of writing or drawing: What are all these scribbles doing on the wallpaper? I hope you can read my scribble!Pieces of writing
(Definition of scribble noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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