Meaning of scrawl

scrawl

Pronunciation: (skrôl), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to write or draw in a sprawling, awkward manner: He scrawled his name hastily across the blackboard.
—v.i.
  1. to write awkwardly, carelessly, or illegibly.
—n.
  1. awkward, careless, or illegible handwriting.
  2. something scrawled, as a letter or a note.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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