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scribbler1

[skrib-ler]
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noun
  1. a writer whose work has little or no value or importance.
  2. a person who scribbles.
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Origin of scribbler1

First recorded in 1545–55; scribble1 + -er1

scribbler2

[skrib-ler]
noun
  1. a machine for scribbling wool fibers.
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Origin of scribbler2

First recorded in 1675–85; scribble2 + -er1
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scribbler

noun
  1. derogatory, or facetious a writer of poetry, novels, journalism, etc
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Word Origin and History for scribbler

n.

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

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