Definition of

Scrabble

  1. (noun, artifact) an aimless drawing
  2. (noun, act) a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game
  3. (verb, contact) feel searchingly
  4. (verb, communication) write down quickly without much attention to detail

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Synonyms of Scrabble

doodle, grope for, scribble

Alternate forms of Scrabble

Derivations: scrabble

Hypernyms: board game, drawing, feel, word game, write

Origin of the word Scrabble

  1. 1537, "to scrawl, scribble," from Du. schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as scrape (q.v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1638. The game Scrabble is from 1950, proprietary name (reg. U.S.), probably from scribble-scrabble "hasty writing" (1589), a reduplication of scribble. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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