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Meaning of scalawag

scal•a•wag

Pronunciation: (skal'u-wag"), [key]
— n.
  1. a scamp; rascal.
  2. a native white Southerner who collaborated with the occupying forces during Reconstruction, often for personal gain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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