Meaning of “rascal” in the English Dictionary

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"rascal" in British English

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rascalnoun [ C ]

uk /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?

old-fashioned a dishonest person

adjective uk /ˈrɑː.skəl.i/ us /ˈræs.kəl.i/

(Definition of “rascal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rascal" in American English

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rascalnoun [ C ]

us /ˈræs·kəl/

a person who behaves badly or dishonestly but who is usually likable:

The group includes thieves, politicians, and rascals of every sort.

(Definition of “rascal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)