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Meaning of SCAMP

Pronunciation:  skamp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one who is playfully mischievous
  2. [v]  perform hastily and carelessly
 

SCAMP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag
 
 See Also: brat, child, do, execute, fry, holy terror, kid, little terror, minor, nestling, nipper, perform, shaver, small fry, terror, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \Scamp\, v. t. [Cf. {Scamp},n., or {Scant}, a., and
    {Skimp}.]
    To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do
    superficially. [Colloq.]
    
          A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in
          a superficial, dishonest manner.         --Wedgwood.
    
          Much of the scamping and dawdling complained of is that
          of men in establishments of good repute. --T. Hughes.
    
    
 

 

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