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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 ​dishonestperson
rascally
adjective uk   us   /-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 ​behavesbadly or dishonestly but who is usually ​likable: The ​groupincludesthieves, 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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