scallywag

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scallywag one who is playfully mischievous
    • n scallywag a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    • n scallywag a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
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Usage

In literature:

In regard to Kostolo, the Greek was a low scallywag, but not culpable.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Lisbon would be a good jumping-off place, for it was the rendezvous of scallywags from most parts of Africa.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
I only still live of all that brave, mad, scallywag ship's company .
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
You're the best sister that ever was; so I'll love all the scallywags you ask me to.
"Under the Lilacs" by Louisa May Alcott
There were few people in London or elsewhere who knew the history of this scallywag Englishman.
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
Yer pullin' my leg, ye young scallywag.
"Bunch Grass" by Horace Annesley Vachell
This was the dumping ground for all the idlers, drunkards and scallywags in England.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett
My orders are to go to Britstown, not to wear my horses out over scallywag snipers!
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Hurry, you scallywags; the more work you does now, the more time for play will you have a'ter breakfast.
"A Middy of the Slave Squadron" by Harry Collingwood
You're the best sister that ever was, so I'll love all the scallywags you ask me to.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
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In news:

Boaters, visitors and scallywags are invited to set sail for Two Harbors Oct 4-7 for the 23rd annual Buccaneer Days event.
Microsoft may not want to call the pending programs/benefits " reparations "—especially given the fact (as noted by those scallywags at ValleyWag,)—that the connotations of reparations could lead one to equate Microsoft with Nazis.
The Pates expect to open Scallywags in about two or three weeks.
Games for scallywags, geeks, hobbits and zombies.
On Saturday, November 3, At 8pm, Sailors And Scallywags Alike Will Gather For An Evening of Traditional Sea Songs and Chanteys for The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park's Monthly Chantey.
Trump 's insistence that the president is a foreign-born scallywag in the face of tough questioning by CNN's Wolf Blitzer was a thing to behold.
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