variant spelling of scalawag

: a white Southerner acting in support of the reconstruction governments after the American Civil War often for private gain

Examples of scallywag in a Sentence

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“Scallywag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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variant of scalawag

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