Fortnum is well behaved, but Mason appears to be a little more of a scamp.
Richard Foliott had been a scamp at heart from his boyhood; but he had contrived to keep well before the world.
To “vamp” is equal, in musical language, to 34“scamp” or to dodge up.
Justice will be enforced against that scamp of a Black John?
But then he must be on the lookout to see that they do not "scamp" it.
There is a great deal of good in Savinien, and that is why he is now in prison; a scamp wouldn't have got there.
"I am thinking it is some scamp that has heard how soft you are," he remarked, as he read the letter.
Of course the man was a scamp, and had no business; and Mr. Raymond gave him his gold piece to take him, and all!
Have you entrusted the Sultan's diamonds to the care of a scamp like this?
So that scamp, What's-his-name, the nephew, will come in for it all.
1782, "highway robber," probably from dialectal verb scamp "to roam" (1753, perhaps from 16c.), shortened from scamper. Used affectionately in sense "rascal" since 1808.