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

Derived forms: scallywags

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

Encyclopedia: Scallywag