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scoundrel

scoundrel

noun scoun·drel \ˈskan-drəl\

: a person (especially a man) who is cruel or dishonest

Full Definition of SCOUNDREL

:  a disreputable person :  rascal
scoundrel adjective
scoun·drel·ly \-drə-lē\ adjective

Examples of SCOUNDREL

  1. <some scoundrel stole my wallet>

Origin of SCOUNDREL

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1589

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