[ truhb-uhl-mey-ker ]
/ ˈtrʌb əlˌmeɪ kər /


a person who causes difficulties, distress, worry, etc., for others, especially one who does so habitually as a matter of malice.


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Origin of troublemaker

First recorded in 1910–15; trouble + maker

OTHER WORDS FROM troublemaker

trou·ble·mak·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for troublemaker

/ (ˈtrʌbəlˌmeɪkə) /


a person who makes trouble, esp between people

Derived forms of troublemaker

troublemaking, adjective, noun
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