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troublemaker

[ truhb-uhl-mey-ker ]
/ ˈtrʌb əlˌmeɪ kər /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for troublemaker

troublemaker
/ (ˈtrʌbəlˌmeɪkə) /

noun
a person who makes trouble, esp between people

Derived forms of troublemaker

troublemaking, adjective, noun
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