Noun(1) a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest(2) a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel(3) one who is playfully mischievous
(1) that scallywag of a son of yours(2) And the owner of the property was no doubt a scallywag , trying to defraud the lessee of his money, and threatening to ‘throw [his] things on the street’.(3) Any scallywag could have lifted my letters out hoping to find something of value.(4) One of the essential skills is identifying the difference between a potential threat, and a hapless scallywag .(5) Haven't the old and the middle classes always felt terrorised by gangs of young, uncouth scoundrels and scallywags loitering in the shadows of our cities?(6) I also know that if any of these so-called scallywags of the public eye were to sit down and have a one to one conversation with me - they wouldn't last a minute.(7) To hardened scallywags in uniform, Lacson vows, in rather dramatic language: ‘We shall scorch the earth beneath you.’(8) Both events have been held here for the last 12 years and, of course there are occasional minor incidents, but to say we attract scallywags who do this kind of thing is quite wrong.(9) Deliver us a white knight, a true and brave soul who can rid us of scoundrels, scalawags and in-it-for-themselves special interests.(10) And what of this UN gang where cs so desperately wants us to appear hip and cool - what are those scallywags up to?(11) I shall not need a horror mask when I open the door to the young scallawags who come trick or treating on Hallowe'en.(12) She said: ‘He always wanted what he called his scallywags around him, and he had them at the end.’(13) Despite the unfamiliarity to the town, Virginia already began to understand that Port Royal was a developed trading town rather than a metropolis such as London, prone to scallywags and dirt, but also housing the finest of Englanders.(14) Take off your masks, all you scallywags , and release the politics.(15) The problem with the young scallywags of today is that they don't have any respect for their elders and betters.(16) Parts of Soho have a slightly seedy reputation, but we decided that being shown around responsibly by two adults would effectively remove the possibility of the two scallywags getting into mischief.
1. rascal ::
2. imp ::
3. scalawag ::
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