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rapscallion

Syllabification: rap·scal·lion
Pronunciation: /rapˈskalyən
 
/

Definition of rapscallion in English:

noun

archaic or humorous
A mischievous person.
Example sentences
  • These rapscallions were more likely to flee than fight if confronted by the crew.
  • The rest of the population seems to be a hodgepodge of rapscallions who all speak different languages.
  • I decided that I would give the rapscallion a severe lashing as recompense for his untimely calling.

Origin

late 17th century: alteration of earlier rascallion, perhaps from rascal.

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