scamp

  • 1 Scamp — may refer to: * Scamp (Lady and the Tramp), a Disney cartoon puppy * Scamp, a type of lesser Daedra in The Elder Scrolls , appearing in several games of the series * SS 14 Scamp, the NATO reporting name for the RT 15 theatre ballistic missile of… …

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  • 2 Scamp — Scamp, v. t. [Cf. {Scamp},n., or {Scant}, a., and {Skimp}.] To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in a superficial, dishonest… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Scamp — est à la fois le nom d un chiot, personnage de Disney, issu du film La Belle et le Clochard (1955) et une bande dessinée narrant son histoire. Le personnage Scamp Personnage Disney Espèce chien Sexe masculin 1re apparition dans …

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  • 4 scamp — scamp·ish; scamp; scamp·ish·ness; …

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  • 5 Scamp — (sk[a^]mp), n. [OF. escamper to run away, to make one s escape. Originally, one who runs away, a fugitive, a vagabond. See {Scamper}.] A rascal; a swindler; a rogue. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 scamp — [skæmp] n old fashioned [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: scamp to wander around (18 19 centuries), perhaps from scamper] a child who has fun by tricking people …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 scamp — ► NOUN informal ▪ a mischievous person, especially a child. DERIVATIVES scampish adjective. ORIGIN originally denoting a highwayman: from obsolete scamp «rob on the highway», probably from Dutch schampen slip away …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 scamp — scamp1 [skamp] n. [< obs. scamp, to roam; akin to SCAMPER] a mischievous fellow; rascal scampish adj. scamp2 [skamp] vt. [akin to or < ON skammr, short < IE base * (s)k̑em , stunted > OE hamola, man with cropped hair] to make, do, or… …

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  • 9 scamp — index degenerate, derelict, malefactor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 scamp — [ skæmp ] noun count INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED someone, especially a child, who behaves badly but is difficult to dislike …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 scamp — *villain, scoundrel, blackguard, knave, rascal, rogue, rapscallion, miscreant Analogous words: malefactor, culprit, delinquent, *criminal …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 scamp — [n] rascal cheat, cheater, delinquent, fraud, hooligan*, liar, mischief maker, prankster, rapscallion, reprobate, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scallywag, scoundrel, shyster, sneak, swindler, trickster, troublemaker, villain, whippersnapper;… …

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  • 13 scamp — {{11}}scamp (n.) 1782, highway robber, probably from dialectal verb scamp to roam (1753), shortened from SCAMPER (Cf. scamper). Used affectionately in sense rascal since 1808. {{12}}scamp (v.) do in a hasty manner, 1837, perhaps from a… …

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  • 14 scamp — [[t]skæmp[/t]] n. 1) an unscrupulous person; rascal 2) a playful or mischievous young person 3) to do in a hasty, careless manner: to scamp work[/ex] • Etymology: 1775–85; obs. scamp to travel about idly or for mischief, perh. < D (now obs.)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 scamp —    ‘You little scamp’ would be addressed to a child in modern times, implying that he or she had been misbehaving, but that such misbehaviour was only to be expected from a young person. Parents who use the term may well be pleased that the child …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 16 scamp — scamper, n. scampingly, adv. scampish, adj. scampishly, adv. scampishness, n. /skamp/, n. 1. an unscrupulous and often mischievous person; rascal; rogue; scalawag. 2. a playful, mischievous, or naughty young person; upstart. 3. a grouper,… …

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  • 17 Scamp — The famous Victorian etymologist Canon Charles Bardsley writing in the year 1880 suggested that this quite rare English surname, actually meant what it said. If so it is pre medieval in origin, was possibly introduced into England at the time of… …

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  • 18 scamp — [[t]skæ̱mp[/t]] scamps N COUNT 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. [INFORMAL] Have some respect for me, you scamp! ...cheeky young scamps. Syn:… …

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  • 19 scamp — UK [skæmp] / US noun [countable] Word forms scamp : singular scamp plural scamps informal old fashioned someone, especially a child, who behaves badly but is difficult to dislike …

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  • 20 scamp — 1. n. colloq. a rascal; a rogue. Derivatives: scampish adj. Etymology: scamp rob on highway, prob. f. MDu. schampen decamp f. OF esc(h)amper (as EX (1), L campus field) 2. v.tr. do (work etc.) in a perfunctory or inadequate way. Etymology: perh.… …

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