Word of the Week: scapegrace (SKĀP-grās)
(Noun) A man or boy of reckless and disorderly habits; an incorrigible scamp. Often used playfully.
“Young Rockett, something of a scapegrace, was by the baronet’s advice sent to sea, and thenceforth gave his parents no trouble.”
Angelique Richardson, Editor, Women Who Did: Stories by Men and Women, 1890-1914, 2002.