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scamp

play
noun \ˈskamp\

Definition of scamp

  1. 1 :  rascal, rogue

  2. 2 :  an impish or playful young person

scampish

play \ˈskam-pish\ adjective

Examples of scamp in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of scamp

obsolete scamp to roam about idly


First Known Use: 1808


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scamp

verb

Definition of scamp

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to perform or deal with in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner

Origin and Etymology of scamp

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1837


SCAMP Defined for English Language Learners

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scamp

play
noun \ˈskamp\

Definition of scamp for English Language Learners

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


SCAMP Defined for Kids

scamp

play
noun \ˈskamp\

Definition of scamp for Students

  1. :  rascal 1



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