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scamp

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scampn. [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]
scampv. t. [Cf. Scamp,n., or Scant, a., and Skimp.].
     To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.  [1913 Webster]
    "A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in a superficial, dishonest manner."  [1913 Webster]
    "Much of the scamping and dawdling complained of is that of men in establishments of good repute."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scamp, n. colloq. a rascal; a rogue.

Derivative
scampish adj.
scamp, v.tr. do (work etc.) in a perfunctory or inadequate way.

Etymology
perh. formed as SCAMP(1): cf. SKIMP

THESAURUS

scamp

bad boy, begrudge, bird, blackguard, blink, booger, buffoon, bugger, carefully ignore, chap, cold-shoulder, cut a corner, cut corners, cutup, devil, dodge, dog, duck, elf, enfant terrible, famish, fudge, funmaker, grudge, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, joker, jokester, knave, limb, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, live upon nothing, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, pass over, pass over lightly, pinch, pinch pennies, pixie, practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, puck, rapscallion, rascal, ribald, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scant, scapegrace, scoundrel, screw, scrimp, shyster, skim, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skip over, slight, slubber over, slur, slur over, slyboots, sneak, spalpeen, starve, stint, touch upon, touch upon lightly, villain, wag

ROGET THESAURUS

scamp

Bad Man

N bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity, evildoer, sinner, the wicked, bad example, villain, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, budmash, caitiff, wretch, reptile, viper, serpent, cockatrice, basilisk, urchin, tiger, monster, devil, devil incarnate, demon in human shape, Nana Sahib, hellhound, hellcat, rakehell, bad woman, jade, Jezebel, scamp, scapegrace, rip, runagate, ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scalawag, scallawag, rou_e, rake, Sadist, skeesicks, skeezix, limb, one who has sold himself to the devil, fallen angel, ame damnee, vaurien, mauvais sujet, loose fish, sad dog, rounder, lost sheep, black sheep, castaway, recreant, defaulter, prodigal, rough, rowdy, hooligan, tough, ugly customer, mean mother, ruffian, bully, meanie, Jonathan Wild, hangman, incendiary, arsonist, fire bug, thief, murderer, terrorist, culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp, disorderly person, misdemeanant, outlaw, scofflaw, vandal, felon, (convicted criminal), criminal, convict, prisoner, inmate, jail bird, ticket of leave man, multiple offender, blackguard, polisson, loafer, sneak, rapscallion, rascallion, cullion, mean wretch, varlet, kern, ame-de-boue, drole, cur, dog, hound, whelp, mongrel, lown, loon, runnion, outcast, vagabond, rogue, ronian, scum of the earth, riffraff, Arcades ambo, Int, sirrah!, Acherontis pabulum, gibier de potence.

Neglect

VB be negligent, take no care of &c (take care of), neglect, let slip, let go, lay aside, set aside, cst aside, put aside, keep out of sight, put out of sight, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, pas by, let pass, blink, wink at, connive at, gloss over, take no note of, take no thought of, take no account of, take no notice of, pay no regard to, laisser aller, scamp, trifle, fribble, do by halves, cut, slight, play with, trifle with, slur, skim, skim the surface, effleurer, take a cursory view of, slur over, skip over, jump over, slip over, pretermit, miss, skip, jump, omit, give the go-by to, push aside, pigeonhole, shelve, sink, table, ignore, shut one's eyes to, refuse to hear, turn a deaf ear to, leave out of one's calculation, not attend to, not mind, not trouble oneself about, not trouble one's head about, not trouble oneself with, forget, be caught napping, leave a loose thread, let the grass grow under one's feet, render neglectful, put off one's guard, throw off one's guard, distract, divert.


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