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
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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.
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Went out to one and all To those waiting for the news To those hoping for a win To knowledge-seeking cross-worders The ECHO kept them all well-in The shouter's name was Datty Phillips He rode a deep basket order bike He shouted Excie-ECHO during His daily, two-hour, selling hike He rode from Bootle, where he lived And did the streets of Stanley Road Then ventured into Melrose Buildings To sell the remainder of his load The Billogs of Owen and Melrose Road Housed two hundred families or more Datty did a roaring trade there From people who wanted to know the score If you say you're from those Billogs But was not a Datty fan That means you have no real heart For he was our beloved Exie-ECHO man by A Scallywag, via email
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.
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.
Sir Scallywag and the trusty steed Doofus come to the rescue in this noisy, energetic, frenetic and crazily action packed story.
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 ?
From fresh-faced scallywag to John Prescott impersonator