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ras·cal  audio  (rskl) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. One that is playfully mischievous.
  2. An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
ADJECTIVE:
Archaic
Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the common people: "Nor shall the Rascal Rabble here have Peace" (John Dryden).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English rascaile, rabble, commoners, from Old French rascaille, probably from rasque, mud, from Vulgar Latin *rsicre, to scrape ; see rash2

OTHER FORMS:
rascal·ly(Adjective)


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