scoundrel

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly related to northern English or Scottish scunner (to shrink back in fear or loathing) (Encyclopædia Britannica 1911).

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scoundrel (plural scoundrels)

  1. A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a person without honour or virtue.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:villain

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