ETYM Old Eng. rascaille rabble, probably from an Old Fren. racaille, French racaille the rabble, rubbish, probably akin to French racler to scrape, (assumed) Late Lat. rasiculare, rasicare, from Latin radere, rasum. Related to Rase.
One of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or creature; a scoundrel.
ETYM Old Fren. escamper to run away, to make one's escape. Originally, one who runs away, a fugitive, a vagabond. Related to Scamper.
A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.
ETYM Probably from Prov. Eng. and Scotch scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to as. scunian to shun. Related to Shun.
A mean, untrustworthy person; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue.
ETYM Old Eng. vilein, French vilain, Late Lat. villanus, from villa a village, Latin villa a farm. Related to Villa.
1. A wicked or evil person; SYN. scoundrel.
2. The principle bad character in a work of fiction.