Rascallion
Rascallion Ras*cal"lion (r[a^]s*k[a^]l"y[u^]n), n. [From {Rascal}] A low, mean wretch; a rogue; same as {rascal}, n.. 2; now disused, replaced by {rapscalion}. [archaic] [Written also {rascalion}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • rascallion — n. Rascal, mean wretch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rascallion — ras·cal·lion …   English syllables

  • rascallion — raˈskalyən noun ( s) Etymology: rascal (I) + ion (as in cullion) : rapscallion …   Useful english dictionary

  • rascalion — Rascallion Ras*cal lion (r[a^]s*k[a^]l y[u^]n), n. [From {Rascal}] A low, mean wretch; a rogue; same as {rascal}, n.. 2; now disused, replaced by {rapscalion}. [archaic] [Written also {rascalion}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rascal —    Formerly a word of much stronger meaning than it has today, when it is normally applied to a naughty child, especially a boy. It originally meant a man who was one of the common herd, a rogue, and a knave. ‘You whoreson cowardly rascal,’ used… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • rap|scal|lion — «rap SKAL yuhn», noun. a rascal; rogue; scamp: »A set of ferocious looking rapscallions had boarded the steamer (James Runciman). Also, rascallion. ╂[earlier rascallion < rascal] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rapscallion — Rap*scal lion (r[a^]p*sk[a^]l y[u^]n), n. [See {Rascallion}.] A rascal; a good for nothing fellow. [Colloq.] Howitt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rapscallion — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier rascallion, irregular from rascal Date: 1699 rascal, ne er do well …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Rapscallion — A rapscallion is one who is playfully mischievous or a scoundrel. Rapscallion comes from the now obsolete word rascallion meaning rascal. It is possible that the contemporary pejorative word for a vandal or youth who perpetrates antisocial… …   Wikipedia

  • rapscallion — /rap skal yeuhn/, n. a rascal; rogue; scamp. [1690 1700; earlier rascallion, based on RASCAL] * * * …   Universalium

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