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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
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Eleazar said Duterte's approval of how he handled the rogue cop showed the 'consistency' of his stand against scallawags in the police force.
The NCRPO chief assured that his office is committed to weeding out the scallawags in the ranks and wipe out criminal acts such as robbery-extortion.
Civil liberties were suspended, many plantations were confiscated and leased to 'carpetbaggers and scallawags' from the North, while 5,000 troops from the United States Colored Troops regiments patrolled the streets.