Definition of rascal in English:

rascal

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɑːsk(ə)l
 
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noun

Derivatives

rascality

Pronunciation: /-ˈskalɪti/
noun (plural rascalities)
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  • Congressional rascality on such a scale requires a comparable arrogance of power.
  • What was the relationship between rascality and murder?
  • Evidence from the postbellum period, furthermore, makes it clear that the river would continue to be a place that bred rascality.

rascally

adjective
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  • As a result, he is ideally equipped to capture the essence of Rome: the loud traffic, fragrant markets, vigorous food and rascally bureaucratic corruption.
  • But those rascally creatures are smart and agile.
  • One night a rascally friend and I went into their offices late at night, took the entire library, carried it down to an all-night copying store and copied every one of them.

Origin

Middle English (in the senses 'a mob' and 'member of the rabble'): from Old French rascaille 'rabble', of uncertain origin.

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