Definitions of scallywag
  1. noun
    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    synonyms: knave, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scalawag, varlet
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    type of:
    scoundrel, villain
    a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
  2. noun
    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    synonyms: scalawag
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    type of:
    bad person, malefactor
    a person who does harm to others
  3. noun
    one who is playfully mischievous
    synonyms: imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scamp
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    brat, holy terror, little terror, terror
    a very troublesome child
    type of:
    child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster
    a young person of either sex
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