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Rapscallion   Listen

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.  Synonyms: knave, rascal, rogue, scalawag, scallywag, varlet.
One who is playfully mischievous.  Synonyms: imp, monkey, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp.

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"Rapscallion" Quotes from Famous Books

... 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. ...
— Echoes from the Sabine Farm • Roswell Martin Field and Eugene Field

... as I told ye this afternoon, the big felly that sassed me last fall, tryin' ter git in ter play his harp, and with his other vagabonds, was hanging around again to-day. I hear him an' his rapscallion companions is in Lumberton. They've been playing about here and there, for a month back. And now I see him comin' along with his harp on his back—bad 'cess to him! P'raps they're walkin' across to Sivin Oaks, an' are takin' in Briarwood ...
— Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall - or Solving the Campus Mystery • Alice B. Emerson

... him for some time, with the candle held above his brother's tranquil face. "I wonder where he'd have been sleeping to-night if I hadn't come along just about when I did?" mused Ken. "The innocent little youngster—he never supposed for a minute that the rapscallion would do anything but take him home. How's he ever going to learn all the ways of the wicked world? And what ever possessed him to shoot off the ...
— The Happy Venture • Edith Ballinger Price

... loaded near my table. The rapscallion in question explained that the black blocks were salt, taking a pinch from my salt-cellar with his grimy fingers to add point to his remarks. I kicked at a couple of mongrels under the rude form on which I sat—they ...
— Across China on Foot • Edwin Dingle

... of the stroke of twelve, and the revels at "The Twisted Arm"—wild at all times, but wilder to-night than ever—were at their noisiest and most exciting pitch. And why not? It was not often that Margot could spend a whole night with her rapscallion crew, and she had been here since early evening—was to remain here until the dawn broke grey over the house-tops and the murmurs of the workaday world awoke anew in the streets of the populous city. ...
— Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces • Thomas W. Hanshew

Words linked to "Rapscallion" :   shaver, nipper, nestling, varlet, tiddler, tyke, youngster, little terror, holy terror, scalawag, tike, child, kid, minor, terror, villain, small fry, monkey, fry, scallywag, brat, scoundrel, rascal

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