noun \ˈskamp\

: a child who causes trouble usually in a playful way

Full Definition of SCAMP

:  rascal, rogue
:  an impish or playful young person
scamp·ish \ˈskam-pish\ adjective

Examples of SCAMP

  1. <those little scamps are always getting into trouble, but no one has the heart to punish them>
  2. <an insincere and ruthlessly ambitious scamp who was willing to do anything to win the reality show's grand prize>

Origin of SCAMP

obsolete scamp to roam about idly
First Known Use: 1808

Rhymes with SCAMP


transitive verb

Definition of SCAMP

:  to perform or deal with in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner

Origin of SCAMP

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1837


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