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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
rampallion or rampallian(ram-PAL-yuhn)
noun: A ruffian or scoundrel.
[Of unknown origin.]
In Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, Falstaff exclaims, "Away, you scullion!
you rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe."
"Justin asked, 'Why do you say that? The rampallion admitted he was
Grasp the subject, the words will follow. -Cato the Elder, statesman, soldier, and writer (234-149 BCE)
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