from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rogue; a rascal.
- n. A mischievous youngster.
- transitive v. To perform in a careless superficial way.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.
- n. A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.
- v. To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.
- transitive v. To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To execute in superficial manner; perform in a careless, slip-shod, dishonest, or perfunctory manner: as, to scamp work.
- n. A fugitive or vagabond; a worthless fellow; a swindler; a mean villain; a rascal; a rogue.
- n. A serranoid fish, Trisotropis falcatus, of a brown color with irregular darker spots, and with the pectorals edged with blackish and orange.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. perform hastily and carelessly
- n. one who is playfully mischievous
Probably from scamp, to go about idly, probably from obsolete Dutch schampen, to decamp, from Middle Dutch ontscampen; see scamper.
Possibly of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)