Hellion definition

hĕlyən
A mischievous, troublesome, or unruly person.
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(informal) A person fond of deviltry; mischievous troublemaker; rascal.
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An unruly, rowdy or mischievous person.
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An evil person.
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The larva of the dobsonfly.
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Cursed, ill-fated.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hellion
Plural:
hellions

Origin of hellion

  • Probably alteration (influenced by hell) of dialectal hallion worthless person

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From northern English/Scottish dialectical hallion (“scamp, worthless fellow”), of Unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary