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scoundrel

[skoun-druh l] /ˈskaʊn drəl/
noun
1.
an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
adjective
2.
mean or base in nature; villainous; unprincipled; dishonorable.
Origin of scoundrel
1580-1590
1580-90; origin uncertain
Synonyms
1. scamp, rapscallion, miscreant. See knave.
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scoundrel

/ˈskaʊndrəl/
noun
1.
a worthless or villainous person
Derived Forms
scoundrelly, adjective
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for scoundrel
n.

1580s, skowndrell, of unknown origin. One suggestion is Anglo-French escoundre (Old French escondre) "to hide, hide oneself," from Vulgar Latin *excondere, from Latin condere "to hide" (see abscond). The main objection to this theory is that hundreds of years lie between the two words.

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