- a person who causes mischief, especially one who stirs up discord, as by talebearing.
Origin of mischief-maker
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for mischief-maker
So mischief-maker Lisa came up with someone: an attractive Brit with wispy white hair, named Martin.Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: 8 Secrets
December 15, 2010
The chief among his playmates, he became the mischief-maker of the place.
This woman is Pandora, the mischief-maker among the Utopian shepherds.Moon Lore
He called the Blue-jay, the mischief-maker of the woods, and told him what to do.Woodland Tales
The mischief-maker of India and Greece had one and the same name.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art
G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
I can scarcely withhold myself from flying at the eyes of this mischief-maker.