Definition of Scalawag

1. Noun. A white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest).

Exact synonyms: Scallywag
Generic synonyms: Bad Person



2. Noun. A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.
Exact synonyms: Knave, Rapscallion, Rascal, Rogue, Scallywag, Varlet
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Rascally

3. Noun. One who is playfully mischievous.
Exact synonyms: Imp, Monkey, Rapscallion, Rascal, Scallywag, Scamp
Generic synonyms: Child, Fry, Kid, Minor, Nestling, Nipper, Shaver, Small Fry, Tiddler, Tike, Tyke, Youngster
Specialized synonyms: Brat, Holy Terror, Little Terror, Terror
Derivative terms: Monkey, Rascally

Definition of Scalawag

1. n. A scamp; a scapegrace.

Definition of Scalawag

1. Noun. (context: pejorative US archaic) Any white Southerner who supported the federal plan of Reconstruction after the Civil War or who joined with the black freedmen and the carpetbaggers in support of Republican Party policies. ¹

2. Noun. (context: pejorative archaic) A rascal. (alternative spelling of scallywag) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scalawag

1. a rascal [n -S] - See also: rascal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scalawag

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scalawag (current term)
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Literary usage of Scalawag

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1. The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden--1865-1900 by Thomas Dixon (1902)
"... XXIII THE BIRTH OF A scalawag THE overwhelming defeat of their pets in the South, and the toppling of their houses of paper built on Negro supremacy, ..."

2. The Existing Conflict Between Republican Government and Southern Oligarchy by Green Berry Raum (1884)
"Origin of the Terms "Carpet-bagger" and "scalawag "—The Murders and Outrages Denied—Incredulity of Northern Republicans—Heroism of Southern ..."

3. In the Days of the Red River Rebellion: Life and Adventure in the Far West by John McDougall (1903)
"... travelling companion—Call at Pigeon Lake Mission —Difficult travel—An obstinate pack-train boss—A Blackfoot scalawag—At the Mountain Fort—Interview with ..."

4. Half-hours in Southern History by John Lesslie Hall (1907)
"VIII The Carpetbagger and the scalawag: In the midst of this hurlyburly of wrack and ruin, and a; a part of the diabolical machinery ..."

5. From Appomattox to Germany: Pictures of the Great Events in a Wonderful Half by Percy Keese Fitzhugh (1919)
"_>' i; THE FATE OF THE CARPET-BAGGER AND THE scalawag Cartoon by Ryland Randolph in the Independent Monitor, ..."

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