Things are not O.K.” On the back of the page, she scrawled in red ink, “Are you even on my side?
To the left is scrawled, “woman with broken neck and electric knife speaks to her husband.”
On the cover page was inscribed a big red "C." Inside were scrawled a professor's critical comments.
He opens a letter from his daughter, scrawled in uneven crayon: “Dear Daddy, can I come see you soon?”
I scrawled f or Roger (aka B-Brain) Brown across the bottom.
Meanwhile the walls of Rome were scrawled over with satirical inscriptions.
He handed to him a piece of paper on which he had scrawled his secret instructions.
So let me talk, and think me foolish and reckless, and destroy this scrawled thing if you think best.
Carrie crossed the hall with rustling skirts, and scrawled the note, gloves on.
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.