- The definition of a scoundrel is a villain or a dishonest, wicked or mischievous person.
The town thief who is always stealing from the local stores is an example of a scoundrel.
scoundrel definition by Webster's New World
Origin: probably a disparaging diminutive ; from Anglo-French escoundre (for Old French escondre), to abscond ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form scondere, aphetic for Classical Latin abscondere, abscond
- scoundrelly adjective
scoundrel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Origin unknown.
- scounˈdrel·ly adjective