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[rap-skal-yuh n] /ræpˈskæl yən/

a rascal; rogue; scamp.
a disreputable person; rascal or rogue

1690s, alteration of rascallion (1640s), a fanciful elaboration of rascal (q.v.). It had a parallel in now-extinct rampallion (1590s), from Middle English ramp (n.2) “ill-behaved woman.”


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