troublemaker

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noun trou·ble·mak·er \ˈtrə-bəl-ˌmā-kər\

Definition of troublemaker

  1. :  a person who consciously or unconsciously causes trouble

troublemaking

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Examples of troublemaker in a Sentence

  1. He had the reputation of being a troublemaker in high school.

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First Known Use of troublemaker

circa 1914


TROUBLEMAKER Defined for English Language Learners

troublemaker

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noun

Definition of troublemaker for English Language Learners

  • : a person who causes trouble : a person who creates problems or difficulties involving other people



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