hellions

hellion

[hel-yuhn]
noun Informal.
a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; hell + -ion, as in scullion, rapscallion

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hellion (ˈhɛljən)
 
n
informal (US) Also called: heller a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker
 
[C19: probably from dialect hallion rogue, of unknown origin]

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hellion
1846, Amer.Eng., alt. (by association with Hell) from Scot./northern England dial. hallion "worthless fellow, scamp" (1786), of unknown origin.
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