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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ras·cal /ˈræskəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ras·cal, a. Of or pertaining to the common herd or common people; low; mean; base.  “The rascal many.” --Spencer.  “The rascal people.” --Shak.
    While she called me rascal fiddler.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ras·cal n.
 1. One of the rabble; a low, common sort of person or creature; collectively, the rabble; the common herd; also, a lean, ill-conditioned beast, esp. a deer. [Obs.]
    He smote of the people seventy men, and fifty thousand of the rascal.   --Wyclif (1 Kings [1 Samuel] vi. 19).
    Poor men alone? No, no; the noblest deer hath them [horns] as huge as the rascal.   --Shak.
 2. A mean, trickish fellow; a base, dishonest person; a rogue; a scoundrel; a trickster.
 For I have sense to serve my turn in store,
 And he's a rascal who pretends to more.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: rogue, knave,
            rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet]
      2: one who is playfully mischievous [syn: imp, scamp, monkey,
          rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag]