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“There, but for the help of Bob, goes Grace.”
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Words that appear to be coined by flipping the letter p
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
A scoundrel; a mischievous person.
Describing one who has supposedly escaped the grace of god. Earliest documented use: 1809.
“Scrope Berdmore Davies was a perfect specimen of his time and station: a rogue, a rakehell, a scapegrace, and a scofflaw, but in no wise a cad, a bounder, a cutpurse, or a poltroon.”
Doug Fetherling; High Life in Low Resorts with Byron and the Boys; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Jul 10, 1982.
See more usage examples of scapegrace in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Euphemism is a euphemism for lying. -Bobbie Gentry, singer and songwriter (b. 27 Jul 1944)
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