Origin of hellionaltered (infl. by hell) ; from Scottish dialect, dialectal hallion, a low fellow ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps French haillon, rag ; from Middle High German hadel, variant, variety of hader, rag, quarrel
Origin of hellionProbably alteration (influenced by hell) of dialectal hallion, worthless person.
- cursed, ill-fated
From northern English/Scottish dialectical hallion (“scamp, worthless fellow”), of Unknown origin.