The definition of a rascal is a person who is playfully mischievous or badly behaved.(noun)
A child who is always up to no good is an example of a rascal.
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Origin: ME rascaile < OFr rascaille, scrapings, dregs, rabble < *rasquer, to scrape < VL *rasicare < L rasus: see raze
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Origin: Middle English rascaile, rabble, commoners
Origin: , from Old French rascaille
Origin: , probably from rasque, mud
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre, to scrape; see rash2.
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