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Rapscallion vs. Scamp — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Rapscallion and Scamp

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Rapscallion

A rascal; a scamp.

Scamp

A rogue; a rascal.

Rapscallion

(archaic) A rascal, scamp, rogue, or scoundrel.

Scamp

A mischievous youngster.

Rapscallion

Disreputable, roguish.

Scamp

To perform or make in a careless or inadequate way.
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Rapscallion

A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.

Scamp

A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.

Rapscallion

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

Scamp

A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.
My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.
While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.

Rapscallion

One who is playfully mischievous

Scamp

(dated) To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.
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Scamp

A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.

Scamp

To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.
A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in a superficial, dishonest manner.
Much of the scamping and dawdling complained of is that of men in establishments of good repute.

Scamp

One who is playfully mischievous

Scamp

Perform hastily and carelessly

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