NounScamp (plural Scamps)
- A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.
- While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.
- A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.
- My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.
- See also Thesaurus:troublemaker
- (dated) To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.
Adjectives for Scamp
slick; premature; pitiful; conscienceless; frolicsome; potential; worthless; wicked; unsocial.
bad boy, begrudge, bird, blackguard, blink, booger, buffoon, bugger, carefully ignore, chap, cold-shoulder, cut a corner, cut corners, cutup, devil, dodge, dog, duck, elf, enfant terrible, famish, fudge, funmaker, grudge, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, joker, jokester, knave, limb, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, live upon nothing, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, pass over, pass over lightly, pinch, pinch pennies, pixie, practical joker, prankster, precious rascal, puck, rapscallion, rascal, ribald, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, scalawag, scant, scapegrace, scoundrel, screw, scrimp, shyster, skim, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skip over, slight, slubber over, slur, slur over, slyboots, sneak, spalpeen, starve, stint, touch upon, touch upon lightly, villain, wag
- Rhymes: -æmp