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ras·cal

 (răs′kəl)
n.
1. One that is playfully mischievous.
2. An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
adj. Archaic
Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the lower classes: "Nor shall the Rascal Rabble here have Peace" (John Dryden).

[Middle English rascaile, rabble, commoners, from Old French rascaille, probably from rasque, mud, from Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre, to scrape; see rash2.]

ras′cal·ly adj.

rascal

(ˈrɑːskəl)
n
1. a disreputable person; villain
2. a mischievous or impish rogue
3. an affectionate or mildly reproving term for a child or old man: you little rascal; the wicked old rascal kissed her.
4. obsolete a person of lowly birth
adj
(prenominal) obsolete
a. belonging to the mob or rabble
b. dishonest; knavish
[C14: from Old French rascaille rabble, perhaps from Old Norman French rasque mud, filth]

ras•cal

(ˈræs kəl)

n.
1. a dishonest or unscrupulous person.
2. a mischievous person or animal.
[1300–50; Middle English rascaile, raskaille < Old French rascaille rabble; perhaps akin to rash2]
syn: See knave.

Rascal

 the rabble collectively; a mob, as of camp followers; ill-conditioned beasts, as deer. See also rascality.
Examples: rascal of boys, 1470; of the city, 1494; of the people, 1561.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rascal - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrelrascal - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
2.rascal - one who is playfully mischievousrascal - 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

rascal

noun rogue, devil, villain, scoundrel, disgrace, rake, pickle (Brit. informal), imp, scally (Northwest English dialect), wretch, knave (archaic), ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scallywag (informal), good-for-nothing, miscreant, scamp, wastrel, bad egg (old-fashioned informal), blackguard, varmint (informal), rapscallion, caitiff (archaic), wrong 'un (informal) What's that old rascal been telling you?

rascal

noun
One who causes minor trouble or damage:
Informal: cutup.
Translations
نَذْل
uličník
slyngel
csirkefogó
prakkari
blēdispalaidnis
kerataserseriyaramaz kişi

rascal

[ˈrɑːskəl] N (= scoundrel) → granuja mf; (= child) → granuja mf, pillo m

rascal

[ˈrɑːskəl] nvaurien m

rascal

nGauner m; (= child)Schlingel m, → Frechdachs m; (old: = scoundrel) → Schurke m

rascal

[ˈrɑːskl] n (scoundrel) → mascalzone m; (child) → birbante m

rascal

(ˈraːskəl) noun
a cheeky or naughty person, especially a child. a cheeky little rascal.
ˈrascally adjective
References in classic literature ?
It may be observed in this place, lest the fact of Mr Brass calling a lady a rascal, should occasion any wonderment or surprise, that he was so habituated to having her near him in a man's capacity, that he had gradually accustomed himself to talk to her as though she were really a man.
To which the other answered, "That he would have him keep the rascal away from his house, and that he would go and lock up the wench; for he was resolved to make her marry Mr Blifil in spite of her teeth.
He drank, and sung, and roared; and when I gave him a gentle hint of the indecency of his actions, he fell into a violent passion, swore many oaths, called me rascal, and struck me.
In the meantime that rascal, Pinocchio, free now from the clutches of the Carabineer, was running wildly across fields and meadows, taking one short cut after another toward home.
An hour later the two Poles who, earlier in the day, had been expelled from the Casino, made a reappearance behind the old lady's chair, and renewed their offers of service--even if it were only to be sent on messages; but from Potapitch I subsequently had it that between these rascals and the said "gentleman of honour" there passed a wink, as well as that the latter put something into their hands.
If one of you but budge an inch toward me, you rascals," he cried, "it shall sound the death of your master, Robin Hood
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