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A scoundrel; a rascal.


an idle mischievous person
[C19: from scape2 + grace, alluding to a person who lacks God's grace]



a persistent rascal.
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Noun1.scapegrace - a reckless and unprincipled reprobatescapegrace - a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples


(o.f.) [ˈskeɪpgreɪs] Npícaro m, bribón m
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You've grown bigger and bonnier, but you are the same scapegrace as ever.
According to this version of the story, Judge Pyncheon, exemplary as we have portrayed him in our narrative, was, in his youth, an apparently irreclaimable scapegrace.
If ever any scapegrace was trimmed and touched up to perfection, you are, Steerforth.
In my dilemma I had recourse to this Heintze, who was a young scapegrace, and the sort of man who could speak and write three languages.
He is sorely taken aback, too, by the dutiful behaviour of his nephew and has a woeful consciousness upon him of being a scapegrace.
After all, the young scapegrace had a good heart, as can be seen in all comedies.
However," he went on, accenting the word, as if to dismiss all irrelevance, "what I came here to talk about was a little affair of my young scapegrace, Fred's.
Get down, you young scapegrace, and let the old man rest his weary limbs.
Now, she could not help yearning over this faulty, well-beloved scapegrace Tom, or help thinking, with a little thrill of hope, "If Trix only cared for his money, she may cast him off now he 's lost it; but I 'll love him all the better because he 's poor.
The pause was becoming very awkward, when Charlie, who possessed all the persuasive arts of a born scapegrace, went slowly down upon his knees before her, beat his breast, and said, in a heart-broken tone
She married in Boston a young scapegrace named Parlow, and like a good Brownon brought him to Blackburg forthwith and made a man and a town councilman of him.
I would not be understood to suppose that the proceedings of the unhappy scapegrace, with his few profligate companions I have here introduced, are a specimen of the common practices of society - the case is an extreme one, as I trusted none would fail to perceive; but I know that such characters do exist, and if I have warned one rash youth from following in their steps, or prevented one thoughtless girl from falling into the very natural error of my heroine, the book has not been written in vain.