Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A low, mean wretch; a rapscallion.

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

  • noun archaic A low, mean wretch; a rogue; same as rascal, n.. 2; now disused, replaced by rapscalion.

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  • noun Archaic form of rapscallion.

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Examples

  • I could not persuade the fellow that he did wrong, or that I would ever prosecute him for poaching — I must desire you will wink hard at the practices of this rascallion, otherwise I shall be plagued with his presents, which cost me more than they are worth. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • _ -- "I used to always be a-telling our cap'in they'll do well if they mind Mrs. E, she has the soul of a man and the wits of a king; and it's my belief even if they hadna gotten us back, she'd a outwitted them ere ---- rascallion divildims."

    Yr Ynys Unyg The Lonely Island

  • And if Agnes failed to show the proper amount of interest, Philippina would poke her in the ribs and exclaim: “You little rascallion, has the cat got your tongue?”

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • Thus, instead of being attended by one servant well mounted, he will have two; and, not being able to purchase or maintain a second horse of value, one of his servants at least is mounted on a hired rascallion.

    The Works of Henry Fielding, Volume Six: Miscellanies

  • Ye've been shamming Abraham in yer watch, an 'sneaked down thaar to hev a pipe on the sly, when ye should hev bin mindin' yer dooty, thet's what's the matter, sirree; but, I'll make ye pay for it, ye skulkin 'rascallion.

    The Island Treasure

  • I'm blessed if I'm going to do cook an 'stooard's work single-handed, an' you lazy rascallion a caulkin 'all over the ship!

    The Island Treasure

  • ` ` Well, you rascallion, go, mind your duty; this gentleman and I belong to the service; but be sure you look after that shy cock in the slouched hat that sits in the corner of the coach.

    The Waverley

  • For the next thing that was heard of her, and that by a mere chance, was that she was marred to Mynheer van Hunker, 'a rascallion of an old half-bred Dutchman, 'as my hot-tongued sister called him, who had come over to fatten on our misfortunes by buying up the cavaliers' plate and jewels, and lending them money on their estates.

    Stray Pearls

  • 'Well, you rascallion, go, mind your duty; this gentleman and I belong to the service; but be sure you look after that shy cock in the slouched hat that sits in the corner of the coach.

    Waverley

  • 'Well, you rascallion, go, mind your duty; this gentleman and I belong to the service; but be sure you look after that shy cock in the slouched hat that sits in the corner of the coach.

    Waverley — Volume 2

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