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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One who is playfully mischievous; A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; A white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest).

Usage examples (30)
  • A "scalawag" if as a Southern born man he votes with the Republicans; a "carpet-bagger" if he comes from the North, no matter how he votes.
  • During that era, the term "scalawag" was used to refer to white Southerners who supported the federal government's actions in the region.
  • Will the scalawag appraisers ever be brought to book?
  • Fellow-soldier, be a scalawag, be a bashi-bazouk, be a for more
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