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Rascal


RAS'CAL, noun

A mean fellow; a scoundrel; in modern usage, a trickish dishonest fellow; a rogue; particularly applied to men and boys guilty of the lesser crimes, and indicating less enormity or guilt than villain.

I have sense to serve my turn in store, and he's a rascal who pretends to more.

RAS'CAL, adjective

1. Lean; as a rascal deer.

2. Mean; low.