scramble


scramble
{{11}}scramble (n.) 1670s, from SCRAMBLE (Cf. scramble) (v.). Meaning "rapid take-off" first recorded 1940, R.A.F. slang.
{{12}}scramble (v.) 1580s, perhaps a nasalized variant of SCRABBLE (Cf. scrabble) (v.), in its sense of "to struggle, to scrape quickly." Broadcasting sense is attested from 1927. Related: Scrambled; scrambling. Scrambled eggs first recorded 1864.

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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