A rascal; a scamp.
A rascal; rogue.
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.
Origin of rapscallion
- Alteration of obsolete rascallion from rascal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From an alteration of rascallion, a fanciful elaboration of rascal (someone who is naughty).