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rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varletnoun
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywagnoun
one who is playfully mischievous
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.
A member of a criminal gang in Papua New Guinea.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A mean fellow; a scoundrel; a sorry wretch.
Etymology: rascal , Saxon, a lean beast.
For the rascal commons, lest he cared. Edmund Spenser.
And when him list the rascal routs appal,
Men into stones therewith he could transmew. Fa. Queen.
When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous
To lock such rascal counters from his friends:
Be ready, gods, with all your thunder-bolts,
Dash him to pieces. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.
The rascal people, thirsting after prey,
Join with the traitor. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.
But for our gentlemen,
The mouse ne’er shun’d the cat, as they did budge
From rascals worse than they. William Shakespeare.
I am accurst to rob in that thief’s company; the rascal hath remov’d my horse. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. i.
Scoundrels are insolent to their superiors; but it does not become a man of honour to contest with mean rascals. Roger L'Estrange.
Did I not see you, rascal, did I not!
When you lay snug to snap young Damon’s goat? Dryden.
I have sense, to serve my turn, in store,
And he’s a rascal who pretends to more. John Dryden, Persius.
The poor girl provoked told him he lyed like a rascal. Jonathan Swift.
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
a mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster
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.]
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
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
From the French racaille, “the scum of the people.”
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The numerical value of rascal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of rascal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of rascal in a Sentence
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Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.
The mind is a Rascal! It stops us from being the Soul. We need to be Conscious of the Truth, and we must take Control.
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- drzoun, rošťák, uličníkCzech
- Schlingel, Strolch, Frechdachs, BengelGerman
- bribón, canallaSpanish
- lurjus, riiviö, vintiö, hulivili, ilkiöFinnish
- canaille, fripouille, ordinaire, crapule, coquinFrench
- slaightearScottish Gaelic
- huncut, gazemberHungarian
- canaglia, manigoldo, briccone, mascalzoneItalian
- furcifer, nequamLatin
- nauhea, nauwheaMāori
- ordinair, rekel, vlegel, vulgair, deugniet, gemeen, bengel, rakkerDutch
- łotr, hołota, urwis, łajdak, szubrawiec, szelma, łobuziak, łobuzPolish
- canalha, patifePortuguese
- ticălos, mișelRomanian
- негодник, мошенник, шельмец, плутовка, плут, негодница, шельмаRussian
- slyngel, rackare, lymmel, skojareSwedish
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