Definition of rapscallion in English:

rapscallion

Line breaks: rap|scal¦lion
Pronunciation: /rapˈskalɪən
 
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noun

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