Scaup vs Scamp - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between scaup and scamp

is that scaup is any of three species of small diving duck in the genus aythya 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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scaup

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of three species of small diving duck in the genus Aythya .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=March 29, author=Deborah Baldwin, title=A Waterside Village With a Big-City Backdrop, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Or spot gaggles of Canada geese, ducks and scaups flying over schools of bluefish. }}
  • (Scotland) ; a bed or stratum of shellfish.
  • Derived terms

    * greater scaup, Aythya marila * lesser scaup, Aythya affinis * New Zealand scaup, Aythya novaeseelandiae

    See also

    * (wikipedia "scaup") * (Aythya) * (Aythya marila) * (Aythya affinis) * (Aythya novaeseelandiae) * (commonslite)

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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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