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Meaning of scamp

scamp

Pronunciation: (skamp), [key]
— n.
  1. an unscrupulous and often mischievous person; rascal; rogue; scalawag.
  2. a playful, mischievous, or naughty young person; upstart.
  3. a grouper, Mycteroperca phenax, of Florida: so called from its habit of stealing bait.
—v.t.
  1. to do or perform in a hasty or careless manner: to scamp work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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