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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
rascally
adjective uk   /ˈrɑː.skəl.i/  us   /ˈræs.kəl.i/
(Definition of rascal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “rascal”
in Spanish pillín, bribón…
in Vietnamese kẻ tinh quái…
in Malaysian budak nakal…
in Thai คนพาล…
in French coquin/-ine…
in German der Schurke…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无赖,坏蛋,淘气鬼, 恶棍, 无赖…
in Turkish yaramaz, haşarı, kerata…
in Russian негодник, мошенник…
in Indonesian berandal…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無賴,壞蛋,淘氣鬼, 惡棍, 無賴…
in Polish łobuz, łajdak…
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