Definition of hellion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈheliən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈheliən//
(North American English)
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a badly behaved child who annoys other people Word Origin mid 19th cent.: perhaps from dialect hallion ‘a worthless fellow’, changed by association with hell.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hellion