trou·​ble·​mak·​er | \ ˈtrə-bəl-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce troublemaker (audio) \

Definition of troublemaker

: a person who consciously or unconsciously causes trouble

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troublemaking \ ˈtrə-​bəl-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce troublemaker (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of troublemaker in a Sentence

He had the reputation of being a troublemaker in high school.
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First Known Use of troublemaker

circa 1914, in the meaning defined above

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17 May 2022

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“Troublemaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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