One lucky day on the playground, I spotted “VAGINA” scrawled on top of a twisty slide, with kids shooting out the hole.
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?
He opens a letter from his daughter, scrawled in uneven crayon: “Dear Daddy, can I come see you soon?”
On the cover page was inscribed a big red "C." Inside were scrawled a professor's critical comments.
Meanwhile the walls of Rome were scrawled over with satirical inscriptions.
He then unfolded a second paper, on which some verses to Sarah Bernhardt were scrawled.
So let me talk, and think me foolish and reckless, and destroy this scrawled thing if you think best.
These words were scrawled in pencil on the inside: 'I don't want it indeed.
The boy was raised, and the pen being held in his almost nerveless fingers, he scrawled a cross.
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.