Definition of rapscallion in English:

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Pronunciation: /rapˈskalɪən/


archaic or humorous
A mischievous person: they were the rapscallions behind this practical joke
More 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.


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

Words that rhyme with rapscallion

battalion, galleon, medallion, scallion

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