scamp

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To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion

His work was always first-rate. There was no scamping about it. Everything that he did was thoroughly good and honest.

A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster

My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.

A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well

While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.

If you call a boy a scamp, you mean that he is naughty or disrespectful but you like him, so you find it difficult to be angry with him. Have some respect for me, you scamp! = rascal. a child who has fun by tricking people (scamp (18-19 centuries), perhaps from scamper)
A rascal; a swindler; a rogue
{f} perform in a hasty or superficial manner, do carelessly
perform hastily and carelessly
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A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a neer-do-well
{i} rascal, rogue, scoundrel
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To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially
one who is playfully mischievous
[qui exit ex campo ] A deserter from the field; one who decamps without paying his debts S privative and camp (See Snob )
scamps
third-person singular of scamp
scamps
plural of scamp
scamp
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