Meaning of “scallywag” in the English Dictionary

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"scallywag" in British English

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scallywagnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskæl.i.wæɡ/ us /ˈskæl.i.wæɡ/ UK informal humorous US usually scalawag

someone, especially a child, who has behaved badly but who is still liked

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

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