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.

His name, scrawled by himself.

Scrawl (skrĂ´l), n. Unskillful or inelegant writing; that which is unskillfully or inelegantly written.

The left hand will make such a scrawl, that it will not be legible.

You bid me write no more than a scrawl to you.

Scrawl, v. i. To write unskillfully and inelegantly.

Though with a golden pen you scrawl.

Scrawl (?), v. i. See Crawl. [Obs.] Latimer.