Origin of rascal
Examples from the Web for rascal
Yes, Trainor managed to pen a few songs for Rascal Flatts, but she was more interested in crafting pop tunes.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit|Marlow Stern|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As her daughter Sara says, Eakin “ended up thinking that maybe Solomon was a bit of a rascal”.
"He's a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way," he said.
Savage Arms, a Massachusetts-based gun manufacturer, sells the Rascal, a .22-caliber single-shot rifle touted for its ease of use.What’s Too Young for a Gun? The Industry Behind the 5-Year-Old Killer|David Freedlander|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The hero Jack “Cowboy” Kelly (played by Bale in the film) is a rascal and orphan, and a dreamer.
You are wrong to think that; although the desert may be large, a rascal cannot so easily conceal himself there as you think.The Guide of the Desert|Gustave Aimard
But Rascal fits him better and everybody knows him by that name, and I have to think twice to remember he ever had another name.Harbor Jim of Newfoundland|Alden Eugene Bartlett
There, perched astride of the crosstrees, was a rascal mutineer popping at M. Radisson bold as you please.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
The grandson of Old Lawless might turn out a rascal,—he would be no mean one, no coward.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
There was no response until the Major shouted, "George Washington, where are you—you rascal!""George Washington's" Last Duel|Thomas Nelson Page
- belonging to the mob or rabble
- dishonest; knavish
Word Origin for rascal
mid-14c., rascaile "people of the lowest class, rabble of an army," also singular, "low, tricky, dishonest person," from Old French rascaille "rabble, mob" (12c., Modern French racaille, "the rascality or base and rascall sort, the scumme, dregs, offals, outcasts, of any company" [Cotgrave, French-English Dictionary, 1611]), perhaps a diminutive from Old French rascler, from Vulgar Latin *rasicare "to scrape" (see rash (n.)). Used also in Middle English of animals not hunted as game.