Examples of scoundrel in a Sentence
some scoundrel stole my wallet
Recent Examples of scoundrel from the Web
After the insult to Rachel and a statement published in the National Review in which Dickinson called Jackson a worthless scoundrel and, again, a coward, Jackson challenged Dickinson to a duel.
There were scoundrels and hucksters, booms and busts, senseless killing in sublime landscapes and a tragic belief in the inexhaustible bounty of nature.
Occasionally some young scoundrel will dart out and try to claim a lane and be driven back by taxi drivers, scolding him with horns and shaking fingers.
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Origin and Etymology of scoundrel
First Known Use: 1589
SCOUNDREL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scoundrel for English Language Learners
: a person (especially a man) who is cruel or dishonest
SCOUNDREL Defined for Kids
Definition of scoundrel for Students
: a mean or wicked person
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