scoundrel

noun scoun·drel \ ˈskau̇n-drəl \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of scoundrel

: a disreputable person : rascal

scoundrel

adjective

scoundrelly

play \ˈskau̇n-drə-lē\ adjective

Examples of scoundrel in a Sentence

  1. some scoundrel stole my wallet

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Origin and Etymology of scoundrel

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SCOUNDREL Defined for English Language Learners

scoundrel

noun

Definition of scoundrel for English Language Learners

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


SCOUNDREL Defined for Kids

scoundrel

noun scoun·drel \ ˈskau̇n-drəl \

Definition of scoundrel for Students

: a mean or wicked person


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