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One who scribbles, especially an author regarded as very minor, untalented, or disreputable: a scribbler of sentimental verse.
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derogatory or facetious a writer of poetry, novels, journalism, etc
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(ˈskrɪb lər)

1. a writer whose work is deemed of little or no value.
2. a person who scribbles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scribbler - informal terms for journalists
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
2.scribbler - a writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read
writer - a person who is able to write and has written something
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مُخَرْبِش، مؤلِّف كُتُب ومقالات تافِهَه
párari, krassari, lélegur rithöfundur
çalakalem yazan kimse


[ˈskrɪbləʳ] Nescritorzuelo/a m/f
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n (inf)Schreiberling m
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[ˈskrɪbləʳ] n (pej) → scribacchino/a
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(ˈskribl) verb
1. to write quickly or carelessly. He scribbled a message.
2. to make meaningless marks with a pencil etc. That child has scribbled all over the wall.
1. untidy, careless handwriting.
2. a mark etc made by scribbling.
ˈscribbler noun
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References in classic literature ?
The work I do on the Daily Scribbler doesn't amount to anything.
when I am at the mercy of every scribbler in the Palais Royal who covers waste paper with nonsense, or of every country squire in the kingdom."
Who the lady-love was is not known, but doubtless she was some great lady ready enough to marry a Secretary of State, but not a poor scribbler.
It may be, however -- oh, transporting and triumphant thought I -- that the great-grandchildren of the present race may sometimes think kindly of the scribbler of bygone days, when the antiquary of days to come, among the sites memorable in the town's history, shall point out the locality of THE TOWN PUMP!
Your majesty sees that I am not a scribbler of no reputation, that I have studied excellently well, and that I possess much natural eloquence.
Yes, write about him as you like--let scribblers say what they choose about him-- he will ever remain as he was.
I question not but the ingenious author of the Spectator was principally induced to prefix Greek and Latin mottos to every paper, from the same consideration of guarding against the pursuit of those scribblers, who having no talents of a writer but what is taught by the writing-master, are yet nowise afraid nor ashamed to assume the same titles with the greatest genius, than their good brother in the fable was of braying in the lion's skin.
I don't hold with your scribblers. At the same time I wouldn't count too positively, in your place, on his being likely to fail.
You think you are omnipotent, you infernal scribblers, don't you?
Like most young scribblers, she went abroad for her characters and scenery, and banditti, counts, gypsies, nuns, and duchesses appeared upon her stage, and played their parts with as much accuracy and spirit as could be expected.
He had early taken a violent antipathy to the host of poor scribblers who are known by the name of the residence of most of them, Grub Street--an antipathy chiefly based, it would seem, on his contempt for their worldly and intellectual poverty.
The same low tone of mind assails men in other professions in a similar manner -- calls great writers scribblers -- great generals, butchers -- and so on.