Simple Definition of hellion
: a person (especially a child) who behaves badly
Full Definition of hellion
: a troublesome or mischievous person
Examples of hellion
My children can act like little hellions when they're bored.
<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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