Pronunciation: (skamp), [key]
1. an unscrupulous and often mischievous person; rascal; rogue; scalawag.
2. a playful, mischievous, or naughty young person; upstart.
3. a grouper, Mycteroperca phenax, of Florida: so called from its habit of stealing bait.
to do or perform in a hasty or careless manner: to scamp work.
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