Rascallion

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rascallion răs*kăl"yŭn A low, mean wretch; a rogue; same as rascal n.. 2; now disused, replaced by rapscalion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rascallion A low, mean wretch; a rapscallion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rascallion a rascal: one of the lowest people: a low, mean wretch
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Rascal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. racaille, scum of the people, through Low L. forms from L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.

Usage

In literature:

Drive, you ragamuffin, you rascallion, you hell-hound!
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
Now how worn, tarnished, greasy, rascallion-like, the costly bauble!
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Come with me to see the miracle-play, and be not so ready to answer these rascallions.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
But every man with a bad eye is not necessarily a rascallion, and Spedella, perhaps, was better than he looked.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
An' den dat rascallion teck de shut off my back.
"Unc' Edinburg" by Thomas Nelson Page
Where the devil did you pick this rascallion Italian up?
"The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 1" by Johannes Scotus
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