American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of scalawag.
- n. pejorative A rascal.
- n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
- n. one who is playfully mischievous
- n. a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
- Of Irish origin, "scalawag" refers to a "rascal" and is probably from sgalog "a labourer". (Wiktionary)
“Ultimately any potential investors considering PETE SUMARUCK as a possible recipient of their hard-earned funds will be forced to rethink any notions of trusting such a scurrilous back-alley scallywag, slanderous liar, and unprincipled con-artist with any investments of any sort!”
“Beyond making the pirate tale “cooler and sexier”, the reboot would reportedly turn Treasure Island into a mostly two-man story – that of sinister scallywag Long John Silver and young protagonist Jim Hawkins – in hopes of attracting big names to the starring roles.”
“Just WilliamThe BBC radio series of Richmal Crompton's stories about the home counties scallywag didn't need a cast, just Martin Jarvis reading the stories aloud, capturing the us versus the world outlook of the Outlaws.”
“This week they discovered the thief's identity and were stunned to find it was an inside job – the light-fingered scallywag lives on the course.”
“That was the big challenge in this book, and it was also my big concern in turning it over to people who make movies because it would be quite easy for Hollywood to turn him into a lovable scallywag and then the reality that I worked hard to get into the book is being eroded.”
“More than just an epic and intricately plotted fantasy, Aria is an examination of the politics of slavery through one man's journey from ne'er-do-well scallywag to leader of the free world.”
“Diouf, you see, is a slightly temperamental chap who has been known to spit at the odd football supporter and scallywag ballboy when he is placed in a state of fear and alarm.”
“I only still live of all that brave, mad, scallywag ship's company ...”
“But since it don't seem very Christmassy to make it all about the money, I figured in the spirit of the season, I'd allow for them as ain't got no dosh what they can afford to donate, and for them as would rather donate that dosh to a worthier cause than some scallywag fabbler like meself.”
“But I know he'd have welcomed us with all his charm – the old scallywag!”
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