scallywag


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scal·ly·wag

 (skăl′ē-wăg′)
n.
Variant of scalawag.

scallywag

(ˈskælɪˌwæɡ)
n
1. informal a scamp; rascal
2. (Historical Terms) (after the US Civil War) a White Southerner who supported the Republican Party and its policy of Black emancipation. Scallywags were viewed as traitors by their fellow Southerners
Also called: scalawag or scallawag
[C19: (originally undersized animal) of uncertain origin]

scal•a•wag

(ˈskæl əˌwæg)

n.
1. a scamp; rascal.
2. a white Southerner who supported Republican policy during Reconstruction, often for personal gain.
[1840–50, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scallywag - a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
bad person - a person who does harm to others
2.scallywag - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrelscallywag - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
3.scallywag - one who is playfully mischievousscallywag - 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
Translations

scallywag

[ˈskælɪwæg] N (= child) → diablillo m, travieso/a m/f; (= rogue) → pillín/ina m/f
you little scallywag!¡ay pillín!

scallywag

[ˈskæliwæg] n (= rascal) → voyou m

scallywag

n (Brit inf) → Schlingel m (inf), → Strolch m (inf)

scallywag

[ˈskælɪˌwæg] n (fam) → briccone/a
References in classic literature ?
You're the young turnip-headed scallywag at the farm.
I only still live of all that brave, mad, scallywag ship's company .
I have a regular pint with a man, let's call him John, who on his own admission had been a bit of a scallywag back in the day.
bald head scallywag & sweetheart head scallywag & sweetheart Followers: 2.
Also, the words antwacky, scally and divi are not new, with antwacky being Liverpudlian for antique and scally being short for scallywag.
1999 Scally Beau Putting a bolting mare to Scallywag was the sort of experiment Frankenstein would have treasured, and has so far finished a remote last in all three races ?
From fresh-faced scallywag to John Prescott impersonator
Both captains are planning to retire from active piracy and operate their own management consulting firm, Scallywag Management, LLC, from the island of Barbados.
Also keep an eye on Tina's Scallywag who was in the process of running a sound race here on her comeback run when falling at the last in second place in the race in which Place Above had departed at the previous fence.
Lawyers for the satirical magazine Scallywag said they were considering what action they could take following Mr Major's admission that he had a four-year affair with former Tory MP Edwina Currie before he became Prime Minister.
With nearly all ocean-view rooms, a full-service, 15-room Hibiscus Spa, Camp Scallywag for the kids, evening entertainment, water sports, more than 18,000 square feet of flexible function space and proximity to shopping and local attractions, the Island is at each guest's beck and call.
And Dwina, 61, says Robin even helped her with Last Confessions of a Scallywag.