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(informal, chiefly UK, pejorative) An impetuous and reckless person who is difficult to control; a hothead.
Horatio, or Horace to his friends, is a right little tearaway !
Tearaway kids aged between 10 and 16 who set off fireworks, booze, shout abuse and spray graffiti will be targeted.
It did n't help Van Zandt 's state of mind that as a tearaway youth he was spuriously subjected to electric shock treatment.
A petite blond bombshell, Kylie plays the teenage tearaway Charlene and her record I Should Be So Lucky soared up the pop charts.
Before there was Elsie, Yamaha built an equally memorable two-stroke tearaway.
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