from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rascal; a scamp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rascal, scamp, rogue, or scoundrel.
- n. Roguish, disreputable.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rascally, disorderly, or despicable person; a wretch or vagabond; a rascallion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who is playfully mischievous
- n. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
If that is a compliment, then a rapscallion is a hip-hop onion.
Shadow - it was funny how many words some of my housemates had never heard of, such as rapscallion, smite and score as in four-score and ten - which I idiotically missed off the list!
It is precisely such nomadic notions as these that we have to thank for all kind of rapscallion pranks, for all uproars and broken windows.
a country/bluegrass journey evoking the rambling, tragically short life of a "rapscallion"
I don't think I have to tell you what kind of rapscallion this two-bit thief is. "
Some online rapscallion hacked into my friend's email account and sent everyone in his address book the following message:
The role is a change for Mr. Butz, who's become a pro at con men—among them the gleeful rapscallion Freddy in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"; an artist who fakes his own death in order to push up prices for his work in "Is He Dead?"
It was a bloody affair, but when all was said and done, the rapscallion lay dead at myfeet.
And probably Gabe, too, if the rapscallion had ever taken the time to think about it.
Supervisor and mayoral candidate, John Avalos knows first-hand what it's like to have some rapscallion abscond with his Schwinn.