Meaning of ramscallion in English:

ramscallion

Pronunciation /ramˈskalɪən/

noun

dialect British, Irish
  • A worthless, dirty, or disreputable person; a vagrant.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Henry Fielding (1707–1754), author and magistrate. Apparently an alteration of rapscallion after rampallion. Perhaps compare Scots ram-, intensifying prefix.