scapegrace

[skeyp-greys]
noun
a complete rogue or rascal; a habitually unscrupulous person; scamp.

Origin:
1800–10; scape2 + grace

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scapegrace (ˈskeɪpˌɡreɪs)
 
n
an idle mischievous person
 
[C19: from scape² + grace, alluding to a person who lacks God's grace]

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scapegrace
1809, from scape (v.) + grace; as if "one who escapes the grace of God." Possibly influenced by scapegoat (q.v.).
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He pointed to a scapegrace three feet high, clad in a suit of cotton check of light blue.
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