Rapscallion Definition

răp-skălyən
noun
A rascal; rogue.
Webster's New World
The definition of a rapscallion is a person who is playfully mischievous.
The Captain Jack Sparrow character played by Johnny Depp is an example of a rapscallion.
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Other Word Forms of Rapscallion

Noun

Singular:
rapscallion
Plural:
rapscallions

Origin of Rapscallion

  • From an alteration of rascallion, a fanciful elaboration of rascal (someone who is naughty).

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of obsolete rascallion from rascal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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