We can never have enough polite insults, and scullion must be one of the best.
You utter scullion! we might cry; or perhaps say, consolingly, don't mind him, he's nothing but a scullion.
My Collins dictionary defines scullion as a mean and despicable person, so this is a jolly useful word, especially if you're watching the News.
In former times a scullion was someone employed to do the rougher sort of work in a kitchen, and I'm sure that many of these scullions were fine hard-working members of society.
Still, although scullions have come sadly down in the world, we do now have a lovely word for shouting at the television.
You dirty rotten stinking scullion!
Word To Use Today: scullion. This word comes from the Old French escouillon, which means cleaning cloth, from escouve, a broom, from the Latin scōpa.