Definition of scallywag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈskæliwæɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈskæliwæɡ//
(British English) (usually North American English scalawag) (informal)
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a person, especially a child, who behaves badly, but not in a serious way synonym scamp You little scallywag! How’s that scallywag of a son of yours? Word Originmid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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