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troublemaker

[truhb-uh l-mey-ker] /ˈtrʌb əlˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
a person who causes difficulties, distress, worry, etc., for others, especially one who does so habitually as a matter of malice.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; trouble + maker
Related forms
troublemaking, noun
Synonyms
instigator, fomenter, inciter, rabble-rouser.
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British Dictionary definitions for troublemaking

troublemaker

/ˈtrʌbəlˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who makes trouble, esp between people
Derived Forms
troublemaking, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for troublemaking

troublemaker

n.

also trouble-maker, 1843, from trouble (n.) + maker.

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