verb (used with object), scrab·bled, scrab·bling.
verb (used without object), scrab·bled, scrab·bling.
Origin of scrabble
Related Words for scrabbleskirmish, scuffle, contend, rush, vie, scurry, jostle, clamber, push, climb, crawl, scribble, inscribe, scratch, dig, rip, poke, slither, drag, wriggle
Examples from the Web for scrabble
Contemporary Examples of scrabble
Note: Unusual words that are playable in Scrabble appear in this article in boldface.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
The book came out 30 years ago, and the film was an even bigger flop than that after-school Scrabble club you tried to start.Beseech Your Children Well With Plot-Spoilers
March 27, 2014
The best Scrabble game I could come up with would be me, Jon Hamm, and Dane DeHaan.Daniel Radcliffe on ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ Love Scenes, and What’s Next
October 15, 2013
It even threatens such veteran horizontally integrated favorites as Scrabble, solitaire, and the crossword puzzle.Sorry, Folks, Playing Dots Won’t Make You Smarter
June 20, 2013
Some are playing the electronic version of Scrabble, one of the most venerable games around.Barack Obama’s Campaign Scoring Points With Video Gamers
September 28, 2012
Historical Examples of scrabble
The real reckoning of outraged society is not with him, but with Scrabble Alley.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
That's the one which the prisoner has to scrabble on the wall.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And what do you scrabble in the air with your fingers for, and cry?Pelle the Conqueror, Complete
Martin Anderson Nexo
Hold on to me tight, Pilarica, for Coronela will have to scrabble here.In Sunny Spain with Pilarica and Rafael
Katharine Lee Bates
It fell in the brook, and before I could scrabble down he was off.Jo's Boys
Louisa May Alcott
Word Origin for scrabble
1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Dutch schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as scrape (v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. Related: Scrabbled; scrabbling.
board game, 1949, proprietary name (registered U.S.), probably from scribble-scrabble "hasty writing" (1580s), a reduplication of scribble (n.).