Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rascal; a scamp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rascal, scamp, rogue, or scoundrel.
  • n. Roguish, disreputable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rascally, disorderly, or despicable person; a wretch or vagabond; a rascallion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one who is playfully mischievous
  • n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Etymologies

Alteration of obsolete rascallion, from rascal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an alteration of rascallion, a fanciful elaboration of rascal (someone who is naughty). (Wiktionary)

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  • Tee-hee.

    December 5, 2008

  • a type of onion which has been influenced by hip-hop and African-American culture generally

    December 5, 2008

  • Rapp Scallion was a character in Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. He ran the Steamin' Weenie Hut on Scabb Island before he tragically cremated himself in a kitchen accident. He carried one quarter of the map to the fabled treasure of Big Whoop, even to his grave.

    Not sure about Huck Finn, I'm not that cultured. ;-)

    February 23, 2007

  • If I remember correctly, rapscallion was in Huck Finn?

    February 23, 2007

  • February 23, 2007