Scapegrace


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May 21 2019 21

Scapegrace is a noun that means a mischievous young person. 

Our word of the day is a good old portmanteau, a word that is formed by combining two different terms. In this case ‘escape’ and ‘grace’ come together to refer to a person who has escaped the grace of God. But don’t be intimidated that daunting definition. The word often refers simply to a mischievous little brat. 

I can’t believe what a fine young man Brian as grown up to be. I always suspected that little scapegrace would grow up to lead a life of crime.