scoundrel (n.) Look up scoundrel at Dictionary.com
1580s, skowndrell, of unknown origin. One suggestion is Anglo-French escoundre (Old French escondre) "to hide, hide oneself," from Vulgar Latin *excondere, from Latin condere "to hide, put away, store" (see abscond). The main objection to this theory is that hundreds of years lie between the two words.