Origin of scampfrom obsolete scamp, to roam; akin to scamper
Origin of scampakin to or from Old Norse skammr, short from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)?em-, stunted from source Old English hamola, man with cropped hair
- A rogue; a rascal.
- A mischievous youngster.
Origin of scampProbably from scamp to go about idly probably from obsolete Dutch schampen to decamp from Middle Dutch ontscampen ; see scamper .
transitive verbscamped, scamp·ing, scamps
Origin of scampPossibly of Scandinavian origin
- A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.
- A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.
- My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.
- While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.
(third-person singular simple present scamps, present participle scamping, simple past and past participle scamped)
Old French escamper (“to run away, to make one's escape")
scamp - Computer Definition
(Special Computer APL Machine Portable) IBM's first single-user computer. Built within a six-month period and introduced in 1973, SCAMP was the prototype of the 5100 series that was launched two years later. See 5100.