Friday, April 23, 2004
scapegrace noun [SKAYP-grayss] A reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.
Definitions for scapegrace
- A reckless, unprincipled person; one who is wild and reckless; a rascal; a scoundrel.
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Citations for scapegrace
She intended to divide her fortune neither evenly nor proportional to need, but to ensure her own pleasure, bequeathing the bulk of it to her scapegrace nephew Rawdon Crawley, who had few virtues but much vitality; he amused her.
The Poggenpuhls consist of a widowed mother, three unmarried daughters, and two young soldier sons, one a model of rectitude and the other, Leo, a high-living scapegrace who, naturally, is everybody's favorite
Origin of scapegrace
Scapegrace is from scape (a variant of escape) + grace.