rascal

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noun ras·cal \ˈras-kəl\

Definition of rascal

  1. 1 :  a mean, unprincipled, or dishonest person

  2. 2 :  a mischievous person or animal

rascal

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Examples of rascal in a Sentence

  1. Which one of you rascals woke me up?

  2. some cold-blooded rascal had set the barn afire, killing all of the horses

Origin and Etymology of rascal

Middle English rascaile foot soldiers, commoners, worthless person, from Anglo-French rascaille, from Old French dialect (Norman & Picard) *rasquer to scrape, clean off, from Vulgar Latin *rasicare


First Known Use: 15th century


RASCAL Defined for English Language Learners

rascal

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noun ras·cal \ˈras-kəl\

Definition of rascal for English Language Learners

  • : a person and especially a young person who causes trouble or does things that annoy people

  • : a cruel or dishonest man


RASCAL Defined for Kids

rascal

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noun ras·cal \ˈra-skəl\

Definition of rascal for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually young mischievous person

  2. 2 :  a mean or dishonest person



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