rascally

[ras-kuh-lee]

adjective

being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal.

adverb

in a rascally manner.

Nearby words

  1. rasa,
  2. rasbora,
  3. rasc,
  4. rascal,
  5. rascality,
  6. rascasse,
  7. rase,
  8. rash,
  9. rash shirt,
  10. rasher

Origin of rascally

First recorded in 1590–1600; rascal + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for rascally

rascally

adjective

dishonest or mean; base
archaic (esp of places) wretchedly unpleasant; miserable

adverb

in a dishonest or mean fashion
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Word Origin and History for rascally

rascally

adj.

"low, mean, unprincipled," from rascal + -ly (1).

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