scoundrel

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noun scoun·drel \ˈskau̇n-drəl\

Definition of scoundrel

  1. :  a disreputable person :  rascal

scoundrel

adjective

scoundrelly

play \-drə-lē\ adjective

Examples of scoundrel in a sentence

  1. <some scoundrel stole my wallet>

Origin and Etymology of scoundrel

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1589


SCOUNDREL Defined for English Language Learners

scoundrel

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noun scoun·drel \ˈskau̇n-drəl\

Definition of scoundrel for English Language Learners

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


SCOUNDREL Defined for Kids

scoundrel

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noun scoun·drel \ˈskau̇n-drəl\

Definition of scoundrel for Students

  1. :  a mean or wicked person



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