tear-away

tearaway

[tair-uh-wey]
adjective
1.
designed to be easily separated or opened by tearing: a box with a tearaway seal.
noun
2.
British. a wild, reckless person.

Origin:
1825–35; adj., noun use of verb phrase tear away

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tearaway

adjective
1. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; ('brainish' is archaic) [syn: hotheaded

noun
1. a reckless and impetuous person 
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