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Definition of "scapegrace" [scape•grace]

  • A scoundrel; a rascal. (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 "scapegrace" in a sentence
  • "Poor old garrulous fool; he little knew that the deformed, but strong and vigorous man that asked him of this companion of his youth was that very "scapegrace" himself transformed, and with age held back from him by a miracle."
  • "There is a surprise visit, on a dark and stormy night, from Elizabeth's semi-hysterical and least-favorite sister, Lydia, who shrieks out a tale of misadventure in the nearby forest involving her scapegrace husband, the notorious Mr. Wickham."
  • "And you decided you were going to put aside your scapegrace ways and trot over here to make her your wife."