A rapscallion is one who is playfully mischievous or a scoundrel. Rapscallion comes from the now-obsolete word "rascallion" meaning rascal. It is possible that the contemporary pejorative word for a vandal or youth who perpetrates antisocial behavior (such as petty theft, graffiti, or harassment) "Scally" is derived from "Rapscallion." "Scally" is a common term for such individuals in the United Kingdom and Australia, but does not feature in American English. Can also be related to a pirate's lady of the evening or man depending upon the orientation of the said pirate.

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