scallywag

scallywag

[skal-ee-wag]
noun
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scallywag (ˈskælɪˌwæɡ)
 
n
1.  informal a scamp; rascal
2.  (after the US Civil War) a White Southerner who supported the Republican Party and its policy of Black emancipation. Scallywags were viewed as traitors by their fellow Southerners
 
[C19: (originally undersized animal) of uncertain origin]

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