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Noun: scalawag  'ska-lu,wag
  1. A white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    - scallywag
  2. A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    - rogue, knave [archaic], rascal, rapscallion, scallywag, varlet [archaic]
  3. One who is playfully mischievous
    - imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scallywag

Derived forms: scalawags

Type of: bad person, child, fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, scoundrel, shaver, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, villain, wean [UK, Ireland], youngster

Encyclopedia: Scalawag