Scoundrel

scoundrel

A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a man without honor or virtue. Go, if your ancient, but ignoble blood Has crept through soundrels ever since the flood. (pope)

Origin: Probably from Prov. E. & Scotch scunner, scouner, to loathe, to disgust, akin to AS. Scunian to shun. See Shun.


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