Rascal

Definition of Rascal

Ras´cal   Pronunciation: răs´kal
n.1.
1.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.
He smote of the people seventy men, and fifty thousand of the rascal.
- Wyclif (1 Kings [1 Samuel] vi. 19).
Poor men alone? No, no; the noblest deer hath them [horns] as huge as the rascal.
- Shak.
2.A mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster.
For I have sense to serve my turn in store,
And he's a rascal who pretends to more.
- Dryden.
a.1.Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base.
While she called me rascal fiddler.
- Shak.

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bad boy, bastard, blackguard, blighter, booger, bounder, buffoon, bugger, cad, cutup, dastard, devil, elf, enfant terrible, funmaker, good-for-nothing, heel, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, joker, jokester, knave, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lowlife, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, miscreant, pixie, practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, puck, rapscallion, rotter, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scapegrace, shyster, sneak, spalpeen, wag, wastrel, wretch
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