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 ?
I only still live of all that brave, mad, scallywag ship's company .
'You're the young turnip-headed scallywag at the farm.'
To an onlooker they would be a lot of profane scallywags without a redeeming point.
The company has a number of brands including its popular Remarkable Regional Malts range that includes The Epicurean, Timorous Beastie, Scallywag, Rock Island, and Big Peat, which we all had the pleasure of sampling during the event.
In return, she promises the hand of her delightful daughter, Princess Scallywag. However, the knight is not tempted by this at all, pointing out the Princess's smelly feet, her disgusting bathing habits and her mischievousness with her grubby knickers.
Without its perennial rival Jelik of Hong Kong-based magnate Frank Pong and touted Scallywag, formerly known as Ragamuffin 100 now owned by Malaysian-born Seng Huang Leng, Judes Echauz-skippered Centennial III made a successful title-retention bid with relative ease, topping the centerpiece event in 30 hours, 59 minutes and 11 seconds.
The biggest contingent of Aussies in the Volvo Ocean Race CVOR) is likely to be aboard Sun Hung Kai's Scallywag, skippered by well-known Australian, David Witt.
A "scallywag" who changed his life through boxing has been recognised as a Teesside Hero for his decades spent helping hundreds of young boxers.
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: 2.85m Following: 432 Sample tweet: I'm done I'm done dragging this b***.
Ruining the sport for others and should be retired ??1982 Luctig Must be the slowest horse in regular training - an embarrassment to his jockeys ??1987 Karablake His revival was an unmitigated disaster, and the inexperienced jockey was totally unable to cope ??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 ??2001 Thomas Crown May have trouble staying, although it could be just the veteran rider running out of puff ??2007 Bucksareback Foolishly risked on firm in his Members, unsurprisingly hating every moment and jumping very slowly.