One that is bad; especially; an opponent of the hero (as in fiction or motion pictures
1. Sheep with a black coat.
2. A rogue; an unworthy member of a group; blacksheep
1. A person of stained or low character, esp. one who uses scurrilous language, or treats others with foul abuse; a scoundrel; a rough.
2. The criminals and vagrants or vagabonds of a town or community, collectively.
3. A vagrant; a bootblack.
4. The scullions and lower menials of a court, or of a nobleman's household, who, in a removal from one residence to another, had charge of the kitchen utensils.
to vituperate; to portray as a scoundrela menial helper
ETYM Abbrev. from cadet.
Someone who is morally reprehensible; SYN. bounder, blackguard, dog, hound, heel.
1. An omnibus conductor.
2. A man who acts with deliberate disregard for another's feelings or rights.
ETYM AS. cruma, akin to Dutch kruim, German krume; cf. German krauen to scratch, claw.
Small piece of e.g. bread or cake.
ETYM Old Eng. curre, kur; cf. dial. Swed. kurre dog, OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur, grumble, Swed. kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of imitative origin.
An inferior dog or one of mixed breed; SYN. mongrel, mutt.
ETYM Prob. from Icel. daestr exhausted. breathless, p. p. of daesa to groan, lose one's breath; cf. dasask to become exhausted, and Eng. daze.
A malicious coward.
ETYM Old Eng., boy, servant, knave, AS. cnafa boy, youth; cf. AS. cnapa boy, youth, Dutch knaap, German knabe boy, knappe esquire, Icel. knapi, Swed. knape esquire, knäfvel knave.
A tricky or deceitful person; rogue.
ETYM Old Fren. mescreant, French mécréant; pref. mes- (Latin minus less) + p. pr. from Latin credere to believe. Related to Creed.
1. One who holds a false religious faith; an atheist.
2. One not restrained by Christian principles; an unscrupulous villain; a vile wretch.
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 French rogue proud, haughty, supercilious; cf. Icel. hroekr a rook, croaker (cf. Rook a bird), or Armor. rok, rog, proud, arogant.
A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; SYN. knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet.
1. A contemptible person.
2. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike; SYN. strikebreaker, blackleg, rat.
3. A union member who refuses to strike or returns to work before a strike has ended; a worker who accepts employment or replaces a union worker during
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 Contr. from the Abenaki (American Indian) seganku.
North American mammal of the weasel family. The common skunk Mephitis mephitis has a long, arched body, short legs, a bushy tail, and black fur with white streaks on the back. In self-defense, it discharges a foul-smelling fluid.
American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae; SYN. polecat, wood pussy.
ETYM Cf. Icel. tros rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi a slovenly fellow, Swed. trasa a rag, tatter.
Worthless people; SYN. scum.
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.
Wizard, a man practicing the black arts; sorcerer.