hell-raiser

noun

hell-rais·​er ˈhel-ˌrā-zər How to pronounce hell-raiser (audio)
: one given to wild, boisterous, or intemperate behavior
hell-raising noun or adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hell-raiser was in 1882

Dictionary Entries Near hell-raiser

Cite this Entry

“Hell-raiser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hell-raiser. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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