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rampallion (ram-PAL-yuhn) noun, also rampallian
A ruffian or scoundrel.
[Of unknown origin.]
In Shakespeare's Henry IV, Falstaff exclaims, "Away, you scullion! you rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe." A scullion is a kitchen servant or one who does menial work. Fustilarian is a synonym of yesterday's term fustilugs (a fat and slovenly person).
"Justin asked, 'Why do you say that? The rampallion admitted he was
This week's theme: Insults
Grasp the subject, the words will follow. -Cato the Elder, statesman, soldier, and writer (234-149 BCE)
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