garabato – scrawl, scribble, illegible signature
gah-rah-BAH-toe; sustantivo masculino
El hombre firma con un garabato.
The man signs with a scrawl.
The Spanish language is filled with visual images. A garabato is also a meat hook or butcher’s hook, which is obviously curved. The image is of an illegible signature comprised of swirls, curves, or hooks. Garabato signatures are common in Spanish-speaking countries.