Mischief-maker \Mis"chief-mak`er\, n. One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity. [1913 Webster]

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  • mischief-maker — mischief makers N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone is a mischief maker, you are criticizing them for saying or doing things which are intended to cause trouble between people. The letter had come from an unknown mischief maker. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • mischief-maker — [mis′chifmāk΄ər] n. a person who causes mischief; esp., one who creates trouble by gossiping or talebearing mischief making n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • mischief-maker — mischief ,maker noun count someone who enjoys causing trouble or disagreement ╾ mischief ,making noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mischief-maker — index delinquent, malefactor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mischief-maker — mischief .maker n someone who deliberately causes trouble or quarrels = ↑stirrer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mischief-maker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mischief maker : singular mischief maker plural mischief makers someone who enjoys causing trouble or disagreement Derived word: mischief making noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • mischief-maker — mischief making, adj., n. /mis chif may keuhr/, n. a person who causes mischief, esp. one who stirs up discord, as by talebearing. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • mischief-maker — /ˈmɪstʃəf meɪkə/ (say mischuhf maykuh) noun 1. someone who is mischievous in a playful or teasing way. 2. someone who makes mischief; someone who stirs up discord, as by tale bearing. –mischief making, noun –mischief making, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • mischief maker — Synonyms and related words: agent provocateur, agitator, agitprop, bad boy, booger, buffoon, bugger, catalyst, cutup, demagogue, devil, elf, enfant terrible, exciter, firebrand, fomenter, funmaker, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, incendiary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mischief-maker — noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble • Syn: ↑troublemaker, ↑trouble maker, ↑troubler, ↑bad hat • Hypernyms: ↑unwelcome person, ↑persona non grata • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

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