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Synonyms for scalawag

a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)


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a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

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With this emphasis on African-Americans, scholars have paid relatively little attention to the third component of the postbellum Republican coalition--the native whites or scalawags.
The official said they have already intensified the campaign against erring policemen within their ranks since the scalawag policemen are dragging the name of the police in bad light.
Lahat ng mga scalawags as we term, na pulis na pinadala natin sa Basilan saka sa Marawi, lahat nung mga nag-report doon, I was given the assurance of the provincial director na nag-reform talaga.
He (Duterte) still needs me in the fight against scalawag policemen.
And I hope that we accomplished our mission on scalawags," he added.
Meanwhile, scalawag policemen are getting fewer due to an aggressive internal cleansing campaign inside the Philippine National Police (PNP), Director General Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said Tuesday.
How come vigilantes, on whom the PNP blames most of the EJK cases, do not target scalawag policemen?
He said even one scalawag was too much for the force.
Duterte said aside from the P2-million reward, he might also give free tickets to Hong Kong for those who could kill scalawag policemen.
Malayo noted that about 60 police scalawags were already nabbed by the PNP-CITF from over 11 months of operations.
The police scalawags were arrested in 24 counter-intelligence operations since the CITF was formed in January last year.
Thus, PLEB plays a crucial role in weeding out police scalawags and helping good cops remain good; DILG deemed it is necessary to enhance their capacity in order to address such present needs.
Which leaves Tinker Bell at the mercy of Skull Rock's scalawags in a Peter Pan prequel.
I so enjoyed Albert Southwick's latest column, "Yes, But they're our scalawags,'' (Nov.
A representative from the KKK sent a letter to board members arguing against the change and writing that the Klan was originally needed to protect "defenseless southerners" from "Yankee carpet baggers, scalawags, and many bestial blacks and other criminal elements out for revenge or just taking part in criminal mischief.