hell-raiser
noun Date: 1914 one given to wild, boisterous, or intemperate behavior • hell-raising noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hell-raiser — 1914 (to raise hell is from 1896), from HELL (Cf. hell) + agent noun from RAISE (Cf. raise) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hell-raiser — hell raisers N COUNT If you describe someone as a hell raiser, you mean that they often behave in a wild and unacceptable way, especially because they have drunk too much alcohol. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • hell-raiser — ☆ hell raiser [hel′rāz΄ər ] n. a person who behaves recklessly, dissolutely, or in an annoying or disruptive way hell raising n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • hell raiser — hell raiser, U.S. Informal. a person who stirs up trouble or mischief …   Useful english dictionary

  • hell-raiser — hell′ rais er n. inf a person who behaves in a rowdy, riotous manner …   From formal English to slang

  • hell-raiser — /hel ray zeuhr/, n. Informal. a person who behaves in a rowdy, riotous manner, esp. habitually. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • hell raiser — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Young Turk, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, bravo, brute, bucko, bully, bullyboy, cutthroat, demon, desperado, devil, dragon, fiend, fire eater, firebrand, fury, goon, gorilla, gunman, gunsel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hell raiser — Go to heller …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hell-raiser — …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) hell-raiser — someone who behaves in a noisy or wild way that upsets other people. When he was younger he was a real hell raiser …   New idioms dictionary

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