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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywagverb

    one who is playfully mischievous

  2. scampverb

    perform hastily and carelessly


  1. scampnoun

    A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.

    While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.

  2. scampnoun

    A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.

    My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.

  3. scampverb

    To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scampnoun

    a rascal; a swindler; a rogue

  2. Scampadjective

    to perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially

  3. Etymology: [OF. escamper to run away, to make one's escape. Originally, one who runs away, a fugitive, a vagabond. See Scamper.]


  1. Scamp

    Scamp is a Disney canine cartoon and comics character, the son of Lady and the Tramp, appearing in the animated movies Lady and the Tramp and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, as well as in comic strips and books of his own since the 1950s.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scamp

    skamp, n. a vagabond: a mean fellow.—v.i. Scam′per, to run with speed and trepidation.—n. a rapid run.—adj. Scam′pish, rascally. [O. Fr. escamper, to flee—It. scampare, to escape—L. ex, out, campus, a battlefield.]

  2. Scamp

    skamp, v.t. to do work in a dishonest manner without thoroughness—also Skimp.—n. Scam′per. [Prob. Ice. skamta, to dole out, to stint.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scamp in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scamp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • skampletDanish
  • Schlingel, GaunerGerman
  • pícaroSpanish
  • riiviö, lurjusFinnish
  • ढिलाई से काम करनाHindi
  • manigoldo, canaglia, birbanteItalian
  • 茶目, 悪党, 悪漢Japanese
  • MALITIALatin
  • porotekeMāori
  • дьяволёнок, пострелёнок, шалун, негодяй, бесёнок, чертёнок, подлец, мерзавецRussian
  • slyngelSwedish

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