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scamp

play
noun \ˈskamp\

Simple Definition of scamp

  • : a child who causes trouble usually in a playful way

Full Definition of scamp

  1. 1 :  rascal, rogue

  2. 2 :  an impish or playful young person

scamp·ish play \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


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scamp

transitive verb

Definition of scamp

  1. :  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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