from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Behavior or character typical of a rascal.
  • noun A base or mischievous act.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Low or mean people collectively; rascals in general; rascaldom: now used chiefly in the moral sense. See rascal, a., 2.
  • noun The character or an action of a rascal; the quality of being a rascal; low or mean trickery; base or dishonest procedure; villainy; fraud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud.
  • noun obsolete The poorer and lower classes of people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Rascals collectively; the rabble, the masses.
  • noun The behavior of a rascal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
  • noun the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks


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From rascal +‎ -ity.


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  • have made away with a candlestick, a necklace, and a pair of drop ear-rings: and what is worse, you have committed your rascalities in the livery of the law.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 2 ch. 5

    September 13, 2008