Scams vs Scamp - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scams and scamp

is that scams is while scamp is a rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.

As a verb scamp is

(dated) to skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.

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scams

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Noun

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  • scamp

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A rascal, swindler, or rogue; a ne'er-do-well.
  • A mischievous person, especially a playful, impish youngster.
  • My nephew is a little scamp who likes to leave lighted firecrackers under the lawnchairs of his dozing elders.
    While walking home from the bar, he was set upon by a bunch of scamps who stole his hat.

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (dated) To skimp; to do something in a skimpy or slipshod fashion.
  • * 1884,
  • His work was always first-rate. There was no scamping about it. Everything that he did was thoroughly good and honest.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1928, author=Lawrence R. Bourne
  • , title=Well Tackled! , chapter=3 citation , passage=“They know our boats will stand up to their work,” said Willison, “and that counts for a good deal. A low estimate from us doesn't mean scamped work, but just for that we want to keep the yard busy over a slack time.”}}

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