Definition of Dennis the Menace from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    Dennis the Menace

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  1. 1a character in the British comicThe Beano. He is a small boy with untidy hair who is always playing tricks on people and getting into trouble. He has a dog called Gnasher that regularly bites people.
  2. 2a US cartoon character created in the early 1950s. He is a small boy who behaves badly and especially annoys his neighbour (= person living near), Mr Wilson. Dennis also appeared in a television series (1959-63) and a film (1993).