variant of scalawag

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scallywag — a word of unknown origin, is normally spelt in this way in BrE, but in AmE other forms such as scalawag and scallawag are also used …   Modern English usage

  • scallywag — (US also scalawag) ► NOUN informal ▪ a mischievous person; a rascal. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • scallywag — ☆ scallywag [skal′ē wag΄, skal′əwag΄ ] n. 1. Informal a scamp; rascal 2. SCALAWAG (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • scallywag — [[t]skæ̱liwæg[/t]] scallywags N COUNT If you call a boy or a man a scallywag, you mean that he behaves badly but you like him, so you find it difficult to be really angry with him. [INFORMAL, OLD FASHIONED] It s his idea of a joke, I suppose, the …   English dictionary

  • scallywag — UK [ˈskælɪˌwæɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms scallywag : singular scallywag plural scallywags informal old fashioned someone, especially a child, who behaves badly but who is difficult to dislike …   English dictionary

  • scallywag — /skal ee wag /, n. scalawag. * * * …   Universalium

  • scallywag — noun /ˈskælɪwæɡ/ A rascal …   Wiktionary

  • Scallywag — rascal …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • scallywag — Australian Slang rascal …   English dialects glossary

  • scallywag — scal|ly|wag [ˈskæliwæg] n especially BrE also scalawag AmE old fashioned a child who causes trouble but not in a serious way used when you are not angry with them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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