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hellion

[ hel-yuhn ]
/ ˈhɛl yən /
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noun Informal.
a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
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Origin of hellion

1835–45, Americanism;hell + -ion, as in scullion,rapscallion
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British Dictionary definitions for hellion

hellion
/ (ˈhɛljən) /

noun
US informal a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemakerAlso called: heller

Word Origin for hellion

C19: probably from dialect hallion rogue, of unknown origin
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