scoundrel
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈskaʊ̯ndɹəl/
Noun

scoundrel (plural scoundrels)

  1. A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a person without honour or virtue.
    • 1734, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Man. […], epistle IV, London: Printed for J[ohn] Wilford, […], OCLC 960856019 ↗, lines 201–202, page 14 ↗:
      Go! if your ancient but ignoble blood / Has crept thro' Scoundrels ever ſince the Flood.
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