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SCOUNDREL, a rogue, a rascal. Etymologists have referred the word to various sources; but Skeat (Etym. Diet.) refers it to the provincial or Scottish scunner (O. Eng. scunian, to shun), to shrink back in fear or loathing.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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