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scallywag

[skal-ee-wag] /ˈskæl iˌwæg/
noun
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scallywag

/ˈskælɪˌwæɡ/
noun
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
Also called scalawag, scallawag
Word Origin
C19: (originally undersized animal) of uncertain origin
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