What does rascal mean?

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ˈræs kəlras·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varletnoun

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywagnoun

    one who is playfully mischievous

Wiktionary

  1. rascalnoun

    Someone who is naughty; either playfully mischievous or a troublemaker, a dishonest person, a scoundrel.

    If you have deer in the area, you may have to put a fence around your garden to keep the rascals out.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, as rascaile, derived from 12th century rascaille (modern French racaille), perhaps from rasque, from *. The singular form is first attested in 1461; the present extended sense of "low, dishonest person" is from early 1586.

  2. rascalnoun

    A member of a criminal gang in Papua New Guinea.

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, as rascaile, derived from 12th century rascaille (modern French racaille), perhaps from rasque, from *. The singular form is first attested in 1461; the present extended sense of "low, dishonest person" is from early 1586.

  3. rascaladjective

    low(ly), part of or belonging to the common rabble

    Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, as rascaile, derived from 12th century rascaille (modern French racaille), perhaps from rasque, from *. The singular form is first attested in 1461; the present extended sense of "low, dishonest person" is from early 1586.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rascal

    one of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or creature; collectively, the rabble; the common herd; also, a lean, ill-conditioned beast, esp. a deer

    Etymology: [OE. rascaille rabble, probably from an OF. racaille, F. racaille the rabble, rubbish, probably akin to F. racler to scrape, (assumed) LL. rasiculare, rasicare, fr. L. radere, rasum. See Rase, v.]

  2. Rascal

    a mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster

    Etymology: [OE. rascaille rabble, probably from an OF. racaille, F. racaille the rabble, rubbish, probably akin to F. racler to scrape, (assumed) LL. rasiculare, rasicare, fr. L. radere, rasum. See Rase, v.]

  3. Rascaladjective

    of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base

    Etymology: [OE. rascaille rabble, probably from an OF. racaille, F. racaille the rabble, rubbish, probably akin to F. racler to scrape, (assumed) LL. rasiculare, rasicare, fr. L. radere, rasum. See Rase, v.]

Freebase

  1. Rascal

    Rascal: A Memoir of a Better Era, often referred to as Rascal, is a 1963 children's book by Sterling North about his childhood in Wisconsin.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rascal

    ras′kal, n. a dishonest fellow: a knave, rogue, scamp.—adj. worthless: mean.—ns. Ras′caldom, the class of rascals; Ras′calism, Rascal′ity, mean trickery or dishonesty: fraud: villainy: the rabble.—adj. Ras′calliest (Shak., superl. of Rascally).—n. Rascall′ion, a rascal: one of the lowest people: a low, mean wretch.—adjs. Ras′cally, Ras′cal-like, mean: vile: base. [Fr. racaille, scum of the people, through Low L. forms from L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Rascal

    From the French racaille, “the scum of the people.”

Anagrams for rascal »

  1. lascar

  2. scalar

  3. sacral

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rascal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rascal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rascal in a Sentence

  1. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    The mind is a rascal monkey, Always jumping from thought to thought. It makes us fear the future, And drags us to a past that we forgot.

  2. Sallust:

    Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

  3. Tommy Boy:

    Tommy Richard, who's your favorite little rascal Alfalfa or is it Spanky

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A good person never says always good, but could also get rude to use rough language against the rascal and rogue people.

  5. Pamela Anderson:

    I've just signed with Next Modeling agency for commercials and appearances. That is funny. I've never felt pretty enough to be a model, i think I've provoked feelings with how I look. But not as a beauty but as a mischievous little rascal!

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