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rascal

noun [C]     /ˈrɑː.skəl/ US  /ˈræs.kəl/
a person, especially a child or a man, who does things that you disapprove of, but who you still like: I caught those little/young rascals dressing up in my clothes. What's that old rascal been up to now?Children and babiesKinds of menMen and women old-fashioned a dishonest personUnpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men rascally     /-i/ adjective Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad but attractive
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