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rascally

[ ras-kuh-lee ]
/ ˈræs kə li /
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adjective

being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal.

adverb

in a rascally manner.

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Origin of rascally

First recorded in 1590–1600; rascal + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for rascally

rascally
/ (ˈrɑːskəlɪ) /

adjective

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

adverb

in a dishonest or mean fashion
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