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Rampallian

A term of contempt; probably it means a rampant or wanton woman; hence in A New Trick to Cheat the Devil (1639) we have this line: “And bold rampallian-like, swear and drink drunk.”

“Away, you scullion! you rampallian! you fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe.” —Shakespeare: 2 Henry IV., ii. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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