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hellion

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noun hel·lion \ˈhel-yən\

Simple Definition of hellion

  • : a person (especially a child) who behaves badly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hellion

  1. :  a troublesome or mischievous person

Examples of hellion in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of hellion

probably alteration (influenced by hell) of hallion scamp


First Known Use: 1787


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