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hellion (ˈhɛljən Pronunciation for hellion



  1. (US, informal) a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker Also called: heller

Word Origin

C19: probably from dialect hallion rogue, of unknown origin

Example Sentences Including 'hellion'

On Tuesday, with his act and his appearance cleaned up, he talked openly about scaring the hellion out of people.
Edmonton Sun (2003)


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