Origin of tearaway
Words nearby tearaway
How to use tearaway in a sentence
When Lorelai rips off Lane’s tearaway wedding skirt and Zach crows, “My wife’s got legs!”
The bad luck for McCain is that by now the electorate can see that Obama is anything but a tearaway.
I say, Fred, I've backed 'Tearaway,' would you have me hedge off?Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Mrs. Alexander
Tearaway was practically an unknown quantity and Picton decided she should not run in public before September.
He had won many races during the time he had been at Haverton, but vowed no such flier had been in his hands as Tearaway.
Fred saw this, and giving Tearaway a hint she raced up alongside the Cup horse.
He knew Tearaway's speed was something abnormal; in his opinion nothing could stand against it.
British Dictionary definitions for tearaway
- a reckless impetuous unruly person
- (as modifier)a tearaway young man
Other Idioms and Phrases with tearaway
Remove oneself unwillingly or reluctantly, as in I couldn't tear myself away from that painting. [Late 1700s]