Scoundrel meaning

skoundrəl
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A mean, immoral, or wicked person; rascal.
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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.

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A villain; a rogue.
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A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a person without honour or virtue.
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Origin of scoundrel

  • Origin unknown

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

  • Possibly related to northern English or Scottish scunner: "to shrink back in fear or loathing" (Encyclopædia Britannica 1911).

    From Wiktionary