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scalawag

noun scal·a·wag \ˈska-li-ˌwag\

Simple Definition of scalawag

  • : a usually young person who causes trouble

Full Definition of scalawag

  1. 1 :  scamp, reprobate

  2. 2 :  a white Southerner acting in support of the reconstruction governments after the American Civil War often for private gain

Examples of scalawag

  1. <a scalawag who had taken to begging on street corners while posing as a blind person>



Variants of scalawag

or scal·ly·wag \ˈska-li-ˌwag\

Origin of scalawag

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1848


SCALAWAG Defined for Kids

scalawag

noun scal·a·wag \ˈska-li-ˌwag\

Definition of scalawag

  1. :  rascal 1



Variants of scalawag

or scal·ly·wag \ˈska-li-ˌwag\

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