One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘what's the little rascal been up to now?’
scallywag, scamp, devil, imp, monkey, mischievous person, mischief-maker, wretch
informal horror, monster
British informal perisher
Irish informal spalpeen
Northern English informal tyke, scally
North American informal varmint, hellion
archaic rapscallion, scapegrace
2‘a double-dealing rascal’
scoundrel, rogue, ne'er-do-well, good-for-nothing, reprobate
informal villain, rat
British informal scrote
informal, dated rotter, bounder
archaic miscreant, blackguard, knave, vagabond, varlet, wastrel
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