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Variant of scalawag.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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scallywag[ˈskælɪwæg] N (= child) → diablillo m, travieso/a m/f; (= rogue) → pillín/ina m/f
you little scallywag! → ¡ay pillín!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
scallywag[ˈskæliwæg] n (= rascal) → voyou m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
scallywag[ˈskælɪˌwæg] n (fam) → briccone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995