Scofflaw Definition

skŏflô, skôf-
scofflaws
noun
A habitual or flagrant violator of laws, esp. traffic or liquor laws.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Scofflaw

Noun

Singular:
scofflaw
Plural:
scofflaws

Origin of Scofflaw

  • Coined simultaneously by Mr Henry Irving Dale and Miss Kate L. Butler for a contest held in Boston in 1923 in which a word for "a lawless drinker of illegally made or illegally obtained liquor" was sought during the Prohibition era.

    From Wiktionary

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