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scrabble (v.)

1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Dutch schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch" (ultimately from PIE root *sker- (1) "to cut"). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. Related: Scrabbled; scrabbling.

Scrabble (n.)

board game, 1949, proprietary name (registered U.S.), probably from scribble-scrabble "hasty writing" (1580s), a reduplication of scribble (n.).

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Definitions of scrabble from WordNet
1
scrabble (v.)
feel searchingly;
Synonyms: grope for
scrabble (v.)
write down quickly without much attention to detail;
Synonyms: scribble
2
scrabble (n.)
an aimless drawing;
Synonyms: scribble / doodle
3
Scrabble (n.)
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;
From wordnet.princeton.edu