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noun 
  1. (context, pejorative, US, archaic) Any white Southerner who supported the federal plan of Reconstruction after the Civil War or who joined with the black freedman and the carpetbaggers in support of Republican Party policies.
  2. (context, pejorative, archaic) A rascal. (alternative spelling of, scallyway)
Etymology: Of origin, "scalawag" refers to a "rascal" and is probably from sgalog a labourer.


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