She could be a rascal sometimes when she knows that her mother is busy with chores.
The definition of a rascal is a person who is playfully mischievous or badly behaved.
A child who is always up to no good is an example of a rascal.
- a scoundrel; rogue; scamp: now usually used jokingly or affectionately, as of a mischievous child
- Archaic one of the rabble
Origin of rascalMiddle English rascaile from Old French rascaille, scrapings, dregs, rabble from an unverified form rasquer, to scrape from Vulgar Latin an unverified form rasicare from Classical Latin rasus: see raze
Rare low; dishonest; base
- One that is playfully mischievous.
- An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the lower classes: “Nor shall the Rascal Rabble here have Peace” ( John Dryden )
Origin of rascalMiddle English rascaile rabble, commoners from Old French rascaille probably from rasque mud from Vulgar Latin rāsicāre to scrape ; see rash 2.
- A surname.