Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rascal; a scamp.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun colloq. A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rascal, scamp, rogue, or scoundrel.
  • noun attributive Roguish, disreputable.

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

  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of obsolete rascallion, from rascal.]

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From an alteration of rascallion, a fanciful elaboration of rascal (someone who is naughty).

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