mischieve

transitive verb mis·chieve \məs(h)ˈchēv\

Definition of mischieve

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 archaic :  mischief

  2. 2 archaic :  abuse, revile

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Origin and Etymology of mischieve

Middle English mischeven, from Middle French meschever to come to misfortune, from Old French, from mes- 1mis + -cheves (from chef, chief end, head) — more at chief


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