Definitions for: Scamp


[n] one who is playfully mischievous
[v] perform hastily and carelessly



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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