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hellion

[hel-yuh n] /ˈhɛl yən/
noun, Informal.
1.
a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; hell + -ion, as in scullion, rapscallion
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British Dictionary definitions for hellions

hellion

/ˈhɛljən/
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for hellions

hellion

n.

1846, American English, altered (by association with Hell) from Scottish/northern England dialectal hallion "worthless fellow, scamp" (1786), of unknown origin.

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