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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a scoundrel; rogue; scamp: now usually used jokingly or affectionately, as of a mischievous child
- Archaic one of the rabble
Origin: ME rascaile < OFr rascaille, scrapings, dregs, rabble < *rasquer, to scrape < VL *rasicare < L rasus: see raze
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- One that is playfully mischievous.
- An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
Origin: Middle English rascaile, rabble, commoners, from Old French rascaille, probably from rasque, mud, from Vulgar Latin *rāsicāre, to scrape; see rash2.
- rasˈcal·ly adjective