- a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
Origin of hellion
Related Words for hellioninstigator, punk, rabble-rouser, evildoer, rascal, firebrand, demon, incendiary, inciter, agitator, recreant, mischief-maker, rogue, rowdy, heel
Examples from the Web for hellion
Historical Examples of hellion
One spur for a log and one for any hellion who should get in the way of an honest drive!Joan of Arc of the North Woods
A woman boss is bad enough, but a hellion is wu's,' was Jeff's statement.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
"I'm a hustler on a dicker, and a hellion on junk," snapped the boss.Blow The Man Down
I've been sivinteen years living down a reputation as a hellion.The Sheriff's Son
William MacLeod Raine
But I feel young, and I want to dance like a—like a hellion?Main Street
- US informal a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemakerAlso called: heller
Word Origin for hellion
1846, American English, altered (by association with Hell) from Scottish/northern England dialectal hallion "worthless fellow, scamp" (1786), of unknown origin.