Fortnum is well behaved, but Mason appears to be a little more of a scamp.
Richard Foliott had been a scamp at heart from his boyhood; but he had contrived to keep well before the world.
Go to your bedroom; and if you turn out a good-for-nothing and a scamp, it is no fault of mine.
Justice will be enforced against that scamp of a Black John?
She could only trust to his being a scamp as her only hope of escape.
There is a great deal of good in Savinien, and that is why he is now in prison; a scamp wouldn't have got there.
He ought to have played the scamp; he should have acted in concert with the Rougons.
Of course the man was a scamp, and had no business; and Mr. Raymond gave him his gold piece to take him, and all!
I saw that lawyer and I found out about—about the other scamp.
So that scamp, What's-his-name, the nephew, will come in for it all.
1782, "highway robber," probably from dialectal verb scamp "to roam" (1753, perhaps from 16c.), shortened from scamper. Used affectionately in sense "rascal" since 1808.