At the bottom of the form, he scrawled, “Insufficient information provided to lawfully issue subpoena.”
To the left is scrawled, “woman with broken neck and electric knife speaks to her husband.”
Things are not O.K.” On the back of the page, she scrawled in red ink, “Are you even on my side?
1610s, "write or draw untidily," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English scrawlen "spread out the limbs, sprawl" (early 15c.), which possibly is an alteration of sprawlen (see sprawl (v.)) or crawl (v.). Related: Scrawled; scrawling. The noun is recorded from 1690s, from the verb. Meaning "bad handwriting" is from 1710.