Scamp (?), n. [OF. escamper to run away, to make one's escape. originally, one who runs away, a fugitive, a vagabond. See Scamper.]

A rascal; a swindler; a rogue.

De Quincey.

 

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Scamp, v. t. [Cf. Scamp,n., or Scant, a., and Skimp.]

To perform in a hasty, neglectful, or imperfect manner; to do superficially.

[Colloq.]

A workman is said to scamp his work when he does it in a superficial, dishonest manner. Wedgwood.

Much of the scamping and dawdling complained of is that of men in establishments of good repute. T. Hughes.

 

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