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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 ?
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.
Though we have here the register and certificate of the sentence of every one of these wretches, this is no time to take them out or read them; come and ask themselves; they can tell if they choose, and they will, for these fellows take a pleasure in doing and talking about rascalities.
And so that last and greatest of Nikolas Rokoff's many rascalities had not only miserably miscarried through the treachery he had taught his only friend, but it had resulted in the arch-villain's death, and given to Lord and Lady Greystoke a peace of mind that neither could ever have felt so long as the vital spark remained in the body of the Russian and his malign mind was free to formulate new atrocities against them.