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A rascal; a scamp.

[Alteration of obsolete rascallion, from rascal.]


a disreputable person; rascal or rogue
[C17: from earlier rascallion; see rascal]


(ræpˈskæl yən)

a rascal; rogue.
[1690–1700; earlier rascallion, obscurely derived from rascal; compare tatterdemalion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rapscallion - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrelrapscallion - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
2.rapscallion - one who is playfully mischievousrapscallion - one who is playfully mischievous  
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
brat, holy terror, little terror, terror - a very troublesome child


(archaic) [ræpˈskælɪən] N (also hum) → bribón m, golfo m


n (old, hum)Halunke m, → Gauner m
References in classic literature ?
I judged she would be proud of me for helping these rapscallions, because rapscallions and dead beats is the kind the widow and good people takes the most interest in.
Wasn't you expecting we would be the first to tell the family who it is that's been killed yonder in the sycamores, and all about them rapscallions that done it, and about the di'monds they've smouched off of the corpse, and paint it up fine, and have the glory of being the ones that knows a lot more about it than anybody else?
It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
The reason is that one of the sex was once caught there blabbing every thing she knew about what was going on above ground, to the rapscallions in the infernal regions down below.
These petty rapscallions, on the other hand, sought protection behind the majesty of the law.
Alvarado's detailed illustrations intensify Chico's rapid swirl toward the vortex of the inevitable: the repetition of his largely absent and now-deceased father's rapscallion ways.
The abducted tykes are put to work in the mines where Peter befriends a rapscallion called Hook (Garrett Hedlund) and learns he might be the chosen one of ancient prophecy.
As the eponymous rapscallion Austin Powers once said, allow myself to introduce .
From his first home brewing kit 12 years ago, Radzuik found his calling, and today he is the head brewer at Rapscallion Brewery in Sturbridge, which sits on the 150-acre Hyland Orchard.
Everyone loves an unlikely hero, charming, well-mannered, rapscallion, and gay.
He explained: "She's a half-sister to Orcadian and Rapscallion and, while she's obviously not as good as they were, it's important to win with a filly so I'm delighted she's done it.
Like the rapscallion servants in JonsonAEs play, Madoff and his few close helpers wanted to get rich in that time-honored fashion, by persuading others to part with their money.