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Definition of "scallywag" [scallywag]

  • Variant of scalawag. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scallywag" in a sentence
  • "Ultimately any potential investors considering PETE SUMARUCK as a possible recipient of their hard-earned funds will be forced to rethink any notions of trusting such a scurrilous back-alley scallywag, slanderous liar, and unprincipled con-artist with any investments of any sort!"
  • "Beyond making the pirate tale “cooler and sexier”, the reboot would reportedly turn Treasure Island into a mostly two-man story – that of sinister scallywag Long John Silver and young protagonist Jim Hawkins – in hopes of attracting big names to the starring roles."
  • "Just WilliamThe BBC radio series of Richmal Crompton's stories about the home counties scallywag didn't need a cast, just Martin Jarvis reading the stories aloud, capturing the us versus the world outlook of the Outlaws."