Why: When Ralph was describing his 40 year-old drug addict neighbor who lives with his parents:
Zack: He's a ne'er-do-well.Answer: In 1924! During Prohibition, there was a contest to coin a new word to describe someone who drinks illegally. "Scofflaw" was chosen from more than 25,000 entires - a $200 prize was split between 2 people who sent the entry in separately.
Dave: A scofflaw.
Zack: A rapscallion.
The More You Know: Rapscallion comes from the 1600s, from the fancy version of "rascal" - rascallion.
In the 1500s, there was a parallel word rampallion, which came from ramp - "an ill-behaved woman."