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noun 
  1. Someone who is naughty; either playfully mischievous or a troublemaker, a dishonest person, a scoundrel.
If you have deer in the area, you may have to put a fence around your garden to keep the rascals out.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: bengel , rakker , rekel
    (trans-mid)
adjective 
  1. (archaic) part of or belonging to the common rabble
Translations: 
  • Dutch: ondeugend, rekels
  • French: méchant
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, as rascaile "people of the lowest class, rabble of an army", derived from Old French rascaille "outcast, rabble" (12c.; modern French racaille), perhaps from rasque "mud, filth, scab, dregs," from Vulgar Latin
  • rasicare "to scrape". The singular form is first attested in 1461; the present extended sense of "low, dishonest person" is from early 1586.



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