Rapscallion meaning

răp-skălyən
A rascal; a scamp.
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A rascal; rogue.
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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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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).

    From Wiktionary