WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
ras•cal /ˈræskəl/USA pronunciation  n. [countable]
  1. a dishonest person.
  2. a mischievous person or animal.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

rascal /ˈrɑːskəl/ n
  1. a disreputable person; villain
  2. a mischievous or impish rogue
  3. an affectionate or mildly reproving term for a child or old man: you little rascal, the wicked old rascal kissed her
  4. obsolete a person of lowly birth
adj
  1. (prenominal) obsolete belonging to the mob or rabble
  2. dishonest; knavish
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French rascaille rabble, perhaps from Old Norman French rasque mud, filth



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