Dictionary entry overview: What does scallywag mean?
• SCALLYWAG (noun)
The noun SCALLYWAG has 3 senses:
1. a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
2. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
3. one who is playfully mischievous
Familiarity information: SCALLYWAG used as a noun is uncommon.