[ ras-kuh-lee ]
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  1. being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal.

  1. in a rascally manner.

Origin of rascally

First recorded in 1590–1600; rascal + -ly

Words Nearby rascally

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How to use rascally in a sentence

  • Daniel,” says he, in distress, “has that rascally Top misled you to this ridiculously romantic conclusion?

  • It wouldn't surprise me to learn that he put some rascally black up to the trick of punching that hole in my bath.

    An Arkansas Planter | Opie Percival Read

British Dictionary definitions for rascally


/ (ˈrɑːskəlɪ) /

  1. dishonest or mean; base

  2. archaic (esp of places) wretchedly unpleasant; miserable

  1. in a dishonest or mean fashion

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