rascally

adjective
ras·​cal·​ly | \ ˈra-skə-lē How to pronounce rascally (audio) \

Definition of rascally

: of or characteristic of a rascal

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Other Words from rascally

rascally adverb

Examples of rascally in a Sentence

those rascally boys had let all of the lab mice out of their cages
Recent Examples on the Web Esty’s flight from Brooklyn has the feel of a thriller, complete with a cat-and-mouse chase as Yanky and his rascally cousin Moishe fly to Germany in pursuit. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 9 Apr. 2020 Mitch and Haylie Ferguson said the rascally rodent had somehow gotten into the fireplace, then proceeded to go on a 10-minute rampage running around the living room, news agency SWNS reports. Fox News, 19 Dec. 2019 The event, which is already sold-out in the elegant waterfront Clipper Room at Hammond Marina, will include topics from the history of farming to today's gardening and wrangling with rascally rabbit populations. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2018 Oldest sib Creighton, 32, thought back to the family’s former home, the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, and the cops who’d bug him and his rascally brothers around town. Sean Gregory/bongpyeong, Time, 11 Feb. 2018 The event, which is already sold-out in the elegant waterfront Clipper Room at Hammond Marina, will include topics from the history of farming to today's gardening and wrangling with rascally rabbit populations. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2018 Oldest sib Creighton, 32, thought back to the family’s former home, the Cleveland suburb of Rocky River, and the cops who’d bug him and his rascally brothers around town. Sean Gregory/bongpyeong, Time, 11 Feb. 2018 The dead man is wearing authentic 18th-century clothes, down to the white tricorn hat and black wig that were trademarks of one of Bath’s most famous (real-life) sons, the rascally fashion plate Beau Nash. Adam Woog, The Seattle Times, 24 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of rascally

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rascally

rascal + -ly entry 1

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The first known use of rascally was in 1594

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Cite this Entry

“Rascally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rascally. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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