What does rascal mean?

Definitions for rascal
ˈræs kəlras·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet(noun)

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag(noun)

    one who is playfully mischievous

Wiktionary

  1. rascal(Noun)

    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. rascal(Noun)

    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. rascal(Adjective)

    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. Rascal(adj)

    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. Anuj Somany:

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

  2. Author Unknown:

    If a man defrauds you one time, he is a rascal; if he does it twice, you are a fool.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.

  4. Bassist Jay DeMarcus:

    There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings, rascal Flatts' music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about Rascal Flatts !

  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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