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Variant of scalawag.
nAlso called: scalawag or scallawag
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
[C19: (originally undersized animal) of uncertain origin]
1. a scamp; rascal.
2. a white Southerner who supported Republican policy during Reconstruction, often for personal gain.
[1840–50, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||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 scoundrel|
|3.||scallywag - 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"