Definition of Rascal

1. Noun. A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

Exact synonyms: Knave, Rapscallion, Rogue, Scalawag, Scallywag, Varlet
Generic synonyms: Scoundrel, Villain
Derivative terms: Rascally



2. Noun. One who is playfully mischievous.
Exact synonyms: Imp, Monkey, Rapscallion, Scalawag, 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 Rascal

1. n. One of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or creature; collectively, the rabble; the common herd; also, a lean, ill-conditioned beast, esp. a deer.

2. a. Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base.

Definition of Rascal

1. Noun. Someone who is naughty; either playfully mischievous or a troublemaker, a dishonest person, a scoundrel. ¹

2. Noun. A member of a criminal gang in Papua New Guinea. ¹

3. Adjective. (archaic) low(ly), part of or belonging to the common rabble ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rascal

1. an unscrupulous or dishonest person [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rascal

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Literary usage of Rascal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"Don't be afraid, Sir," said Johnson, with a pleasant smile ; "you will soon make a very pretty rascal."1 He talked to-day a good deal of the wonderful ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett (1817)
"Was that Mr. Newman holding his stick up to me previous to, or after my addressing him ?—After. rascal ?—1 did not ; I heard you call him one. ..."

3. Forty Years Among the Indians: A True Yet Thrilling Narrative of the Author by Daniel Webster Jones (1890)
"Patrick proved to be a rascal. When 1 called on him for a settlement he denied the most he was owing me. He was then in Provo, in charge of several thousand ..."

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