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scribbler1

[skrib-ler] /ˈskrɪb lər/
noun
1.
a writer whose work has little or no value or importance.
2.
a person who scribbles.
Origin of scribbler1
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; scribble1 + -er1

scribbler2

[skrib-ler] /ˈskrɪb lər/
noun
1.
a machine for scribbling wool fibers.
Origin
First recorded in 1675-85; scribble2 + -er1
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  • And he waved the scribbler doorwards with a contemptuous hand.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • Every English scribbler then knew what most men have forgotten now.

  • Byron sneered and carped at Southey as a "scribbler of all works."

  • You know I like writing,” he added after a pause of some minutes, “I have been a scribbler for years.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • Well, now you must try and sleep and forget all this nonsense, scribbler!

    Virgin Soil Ivan S. Turgenev
  • He is a measurer of broad-cloth or a scribbler of juridical technicalities.

    Odd Volume Various
  • They say that this scribbler has dared to show himself again in Besanon.

  • I thought at first it was a scribbler's joke, but I see that it is quite serious.

  • Even a scribbler only gets it piecemeal and through a dulled medium.

    The Return Walter de la Mare
British Dictionary definitions for scribbler

scribbler

/ˈskrɪblə/
noun
1.
(derogatory or facetious) a writer of poetry, novels, journalism, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for scribbler
n.

"petty author," 1550s, agent noun from scribble (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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