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SCALLYWAG

 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.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCALLYWAG (noun)


Sense 1scallywag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

scalawag; scallywag

Hypernyms ("scallywag" is a kind of...):

bad person (a person who does harm to others)


Sense 2scallywag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

varlet; rogue; rascal; rapscallion; knave; scalawag; scallywag

Hypernyms ("scallywag" is a kind of...):

scoundrel; villain (a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately)


Sense 3scallywag [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One who is playfully mischievous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

scamp; imp; monkey; rapscallion; rascal; scalawag; scallywag

Hypernyms ("scallywag" is a kind of...):

child; fry; kid; minor; nestling; nipper; shaver; small fry; tiddler; tike; tyke; youngster (a young person of either sex)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scallywag"):

brat; holy terror; little terror; terror (a very troublesome child)


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