Dictionary.com

scapegrace

[ skeyp-greys ]
/ ˈskeɪpˌgreɪs /
Save This Word!

noun

a complete rogue or rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of scapegrace

First recorded in 1800–10; scape2 + grace
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for scapegrace

British Dictionary definitions for scapegrace

scapegrace
/ (ˈskeɪpˌɡreɪs) /

noun

an idle mischievous person

Word Origin for scapegrace

C19: from scape ² + grace, alluding to a person who lacks God's grace
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK