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scal·a·wag

 (skăl′ə-wăg′) also scal·ly·wag (skăl′ē-)
n.
1. Informal A reprobate; a rascal.
2. A white Southerner working for or supporting the federal government during Reconstruction.

[Origin unknown.]

scalawag

(ˈskæləˌwæɡ)
n
a variant of scallywag

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.scalawag - 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.scalawag - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrelscalawag - a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
scoundrel, villain - a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
3.scalawag - one who is playfully mischievousscalawag - 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
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Duterte had said he would need to think about how he would deal with the scalawags whom he thinks may have been used to doing their misdeeds, particularly extortion.
element-invisibleNation ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1"I hope you will be the idol of other police officers and not the scalawags who only want to make money," he said.
Policemen wrongly accused of abuses during police raids will be able to use the video evidence to clear their names, while the scalawags will be thrown in jail for their crimes.
According to Duterte, he would need to think about how he would deal with the scalawags whom he thinks may have been used to doing their misdeeds, particularly extortion.
Duterte vowed to "destroy" the scalawags in uniform who are using their posts to commit wrongdoing.
Also on Thursday, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, during the Kapihan sa Senado forum, said Duterte's move would send a 'very bad signal to the scalawags in the police force.
According to Duterte, he would need to think about how he will deal with the scalawags whom he thinks may have been used to doing their misdeeds, particularly extortion.

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