rapscallion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rapscallion one who is playfully mischievous
    • n rapscallion a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rapscallion răp*skăl"yŭn A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rapscallion A rascally, disorderly, or despicable person; a wretch or vagabond; a rascallion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rapscallion rap-skal′yun a rascal: a wretch.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Rascallion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Rascallion.

Usage

In literature:

Wan o' thim rapscallions dhropped it.
"The Liberty Boys Running the Blockade" by Harry Moore
Come on, I tell you, you black rapscallion, come on!
"The heart of happy hollow" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Will Hazeldean is not the man to give way to a set of thankless rapscallions.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
Who wants to see one of that race of quarrelsome, thieving, wretched rapscallions?
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
Yet the rapscallions among the crew back of him instantly took up the cry.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The house at Newport is full of rapscallions.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
No, you small rapscallions, ye clear out!
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
My son going out to keep company with the likes of that dirty rapscallion.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
I never saw such rapscallions as you boys are.
"Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6) Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign" by John McElroy
I 've seen lords that was as great rapscallions as you 'd meet from this to Kilrush.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

"See the tavern sign, a stallion
Painted on a canvas ground:
Let me jump on the rapscallion,
Break away, and gallop round."
"Twardowski's Wife" by Adam Mickiewicz
Should painter attach to a fair human head
The thick, turgid neck of a stallion,
Or depict a spruce lass with the tail of a bass,
I am sure you would guy the rapscallion.
"Consistency" by Eugene Field
"Begorra, Pat," says Dolan, "may ould Nick
Fly off wid thim rapscallions, schaming rogues,
An' sind thim thrampin' purgatory's flure
Wid red hot guineas in their polished brogues!"
"A Hungry Day" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The heather's on fire. McLeans from the byre,
The hamlet, the city, the wide open plains,
The lairds and rapscallions fill up the battalions
With blue blood, with true blood, the loyal McLeans.
"The McLeans" by Abner Cosens
But as them twain expressed their pain they heard a hearty cheer——
Behold the old rapscallion squattinn' in the duck pond near,
His silver whiskers singed away, a gosh-almighty wreck,
Wi' half a yard o' toilet seat entwined about his neck….
"The Three Bares" by Robert W Service

In news:

Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar Donates to SPCA.
(Reno, NV) – Rapscallion Seafood House & Bar is donating 20% of your total bill to the SPCA of Northern Nevada for the entire month of June.
Pink is still a rock star and to prove she's got her rock moves, she's bringing Swedish rapscallions The Hives on her The Truth About Love tour in early 2013.
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