|1.||to write or draw in a hasty or illegible manner|
|2.||to make meaningless or illegible marks (on)|
|3.||derogatory, facetious or to write poetry, novels, etc|
|4.||hasty careless writing or drawing|
|5.||writing, esp literary matter, of poor quality|
|6.||meaningless or illegible marks|
|[C15: from Medieval Latin scrībillāre to write hastily, from Latin scrībere to write]|
To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core." Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.