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rapscallion

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noun rap·scal·lion \rap-ˈskal-yən\

Definition of rapscallion



Examples of rapscallion

  1. <the city's run-down waterfront was occupied mostly by disreputable places frequented by drunkards and rapscallions>

  2. <that little rapscallion kept hiding my shoes and making me go look for them>



Origin of rapscallion

alteration of earlier rascallion, irregular from rascal


First Known Use: 1699

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