verb (used with object), scrab·bled, scrab·bling.
verb (used without object), scrab·bled, scrab·bling.
Origin of scrabble
Examples from the Web for 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|David Bukszpan|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
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|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It even threatens such veteran horizontally integrated favorites as Scrabble, solitaire, and the crossword puzzle.
Some are playing the electronic version of Scrabble, one of the most venerable games around.Barack Obama’s Campaign Scoring Points With Video Gamers|Lauren Ashburn|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I say it not in envy, but with the awe of one who has had to scrabble and who sees endless scrabbling ahead.Jewel Weed|Alice Ames Winter
Down would go the chained hands to scrabble in the grass for it, and then the picking would go on again.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
He felt the clutch of midget fingers in his hair, the scrabble of her legs at his shoulders, and he swam for his life.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
And what do you scrabble in the air with your fingers for, and cry?Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Better the unloosed rage of the fiend than the scrabble of self-complacent idiocy.On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2)|John Ruskin
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.).