Definition of Scallywag

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

Exact synonyms: Scalawag
Generic synonyms: Bad Person



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

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

1. Noun. (pejorative) A rascal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scallywag

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Scallywag

scallions
scallop
scallop shell
scallop theorem
scallop theorems
scalloped
scalloper
scallopers
scallopine
scalloping
scallopini
scallopinis
scallops
scalls
scally
scallywag (current term)
scallywags
scalogram
scalograms
scaloppine
scaloppines
scaloppini
scalp
scalp contusion
scalp haematoma
scalp hair
scalp infection
scalp laceration
scalp lock
scalp muscle

Literary usage of Scallywag

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

1. Catalogue of English Fiction by Mass Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge (1899)
"scallywag. Allen . . . Scandal in Bohemia. Doyle .... Scapegoat. Caine ..... Scarabaeus. Lanza and Harvey Scarlet coat. Ross ..... Scarlet letter. ..."

2. Poet Lore (1921)
"You think because it is new moon that luck will change and my scallywag ... Ah, I know—(Shaking her head) The scallywag is like his mother—so fond of ..."

3. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1899)
"CAROLINE B. LE BOW I AM a scallywag—that is the truth of it. ... You're an exception? There may be a few. " scallywag," sir, and it isn't ..."

4. The Library World (1901)
"However laudable this practice may seem in the eyes of Mr. it certainly seemed to him (The scallywag) very much like trying to stuff a man with dry bread ..."

5. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1893)
"The scallywag. Cassell. 12°, " Mr. Grant Allen is a thorough man of letters, whether he writes as a scientist, as he often does in the English magazines, ..."

6. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1892)
"The scallywag. Cassell. 12°, " Mr. Grant Allen is a thorough man of letters, whether he writes as a scientist, as he often does in the English magazines, ..."

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