hellion


hel·lion

noun \ˈhel-yən\

: a person (especially a child) who behaves badly

Full Definition of HELLION

:  a troublesome or mischievous person

Examples of HELLION

  1. My children can act like little hellions when they're bored.
  2. <the little hellions were tearing through the house squirting their water pistols>

Origin of HELLION

probably alteration (influenced by hell) of hallion scamp
First Known Use: 1787

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