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noun Informal.
  1. a person who behaves in a rowdy, riotous manner, especially habitually.
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Origin of hell-raiser

First recorded in 1910–15
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Word Origin and History for hell-raiser


1914 (to raise hell is from 1896), from hell + agent noun from raise (v.).

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