hellion

[ hel-yuh n ]
/ ˈhɛl yən /

noun Informal.

a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.

Origin of hellion

1835–45, Americanism; hell + -ion, as in scullion, rapscallion
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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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