scamp-work


scamp-work
scampˈ-work noun
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Main Entry:scamp

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  • 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

  • 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,… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scamp — 1. noun a) A rascal, swindler, or rogue;<!Websters 1913 a neer do well. While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat. b) A mischievous person, especially a playful …   Wiktionary

  • scamp — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. good for nothing, rogue, rascal, scalawag. See evildoer. v. t. skimp, scrimp; slight, botch, work carelessly. See neglect. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rogue, knave, scoundrel; see rascal ; see also rowdy …   English dictionary for students

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