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Funnily enough most people will be looking this up aware of the media translation of "scum". We come here for a more nuanced and in depth explanation. Anyone have it? Rich Farmbrough 17:57, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes I would translate it as "rabble", and I believe it comes from the same route as "rascal".


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Rfv-sense: French, gangster. Tagged but not listed. I don't know the word. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:06, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

gangster is too precise, but this very pejorative word may be used for a gangster, and I would keep this sense (as the 1st sense), with a wider definition. I also would remove the mention of inner-city from the 1st definition (I understand the idea, but, in France, inner-city has the opposite connotation!). Lmaltier 22:49, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Seems to have been resolved. - -sche (discuss) 05:39, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

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Tagged but not listed. --Connel MacKenzie 21:13, 3 June 2007 (UTC)