Scapegrace
Scapegrace Scape"grace`, n. A graceless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster]

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  • scapegrace — index degenerate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scapegrace — (n.) 1809, from SCAPE (Cf. scape) (v.) + GRACE (Cf. grace) (n.); as if one who escapes the grace of God. Possibly influenced by SCAPEGOAT (Cf. scapegoat) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scapegrace — [skāp′grās΄] n. [ SCAPE2 + GRACE] a graceless, unprincipled fellow; scamp; rogue; rascal …   English World dictionary

  • scapegrace — noun Etymology: 1scape Date: 1763 an incorrigible rascal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scapegrace — /skayp grays /, n. a complete rogue or rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp. [1800 10; SCAPE2 + GRACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • scapegrace — noun /ˈskeɪpɡɹeɪs/ A wild and reckless person (especially a boy); a scoundrel. Syn: black sheep …   Wiktionary

  • scapegrace — Synonyms and related words: backslider, bad boy, bad egg, bad lot, black sheep, booger, buffoon, bugger, cutup, degenerate, devil, elf, enfant terrible, fallen angel, funmaker, good for nothing, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, joker, jokester,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scapegrace — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. scamp, rogue, scoundrel, scalawag; see rascal …   English dictionary for students

  • scapegrace — n. dishonest person, rascal, rogue, scoundrel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scapegrace — noun archaic a mischievous person; a rascal. Origin C19: from archaic scape escape + grace, i.e. a person who lacks the grace of God …   English new terms dictionary

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