scrabble


scrabble
scrabble 1530s, "to scrawl, scribble," from Du. schrabbelen, frequentative of schrabben "to scratch," from the same root as SCRAPE (Cf. scrape) (q.v.). Meaning "to struggle, scramble" first recorded 1630s. The game Scrabble is from 1950, proprietary name (reg. U.S.), probably from scribble-scrabble "hasty writing" (1580s), a reduplication of SCRIBBLE (Cf. scribble).

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  • Scrabble — Daten zum Spiel Autor Alfred Mosher Butts Verlag James Brunot (1949), Selchow Righter (1953), Spear Spiele (1953), Schowanek (1953), Hasbro …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Scrabble — Jugadores 2 4 Edades 8+ Preparación 2 5 min. Duración NSA torneo: unos 50 min …   Wikipedia Español

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  • scrabble — s.n. Joc logic cu litere, asemănător jocului de cuvinte încrucişate. [pr.: screbl] – cuv. engl. Trimis de romac, 16.02.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  SCRÁBBLE s.n. 1. Joc de societate disputat de către unul, doi sau mai mulţi jucători, sub diverse forme,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Scrabble — Scrabble®   [skræbl; englisch, zu to scrabble »scharren«, »herumsuchen«] das, s/ s, in den 1930er Jahren von dem Amerikaner Alfred Butts entwickeltes Buchstabenspiel, bei dem auf einem Brett mit verschieden bewerteten Feldern Buchstaben(steine)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Scrabble — Scrab ble (skr[a^]b b l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scrabbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scrabbling}.] [Freq. of scrape. Cf. {Scramble}, {Scrawl}, v. t.] 1. To scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scrabble — Scrab ble, v. t. To mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • scrabble — ► VERB 1) scratch or grope around with one s fingers to find or hold on to something. 2) move quickly and in a disorderly manner; scramble. ► NOUN 1) an act of scrabbling. 2) (Scrabble) trademark a board game in which players build up words from… …   English terms dictionary


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