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scoundrel

[ skoun-druhl ]
/ ˈskaʊn drəl /
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noun
an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
adjective
mean or base in nature; villainous; unprincipled; dishonorable.
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Origin of scoundrel

First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain

synonym study for scoundrel

1. See knave.
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British Dictionary definitions for scoundrel

scoundrel
/ (ˈskaʊndrəl) /

noun
a worthless or villainous person

Derived forms of scoundrel

scoundrelly, adjective

Word Origin for scoundrel

C16: of unknown origin
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