Definition of Mischief-maker
1. Noun. Someone who deliberately stirs up trouble.
Generic synonyms: Persona Non Grata, Unwelcome Person
Specialized synonyms: Agitator, Fomenter, Disturber, Badgerer, Heckler, Devil, Heller, Hellion, Hellhound, Firebrand, Inciter, Instigant, Instigator, Provoker, Blusterer, Loudmouth, Cut-up, Hoaxer, Practical Joker, Prankster, Tricker, Trickster, Rioter
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mischief-maker
Literary usage of Mischief-maker
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1887)
"... you boys with Picadilly collars are not quite so new and fresh ns you thought you were. WHO IS THE mischief-maker? CHATTANOOGA, TENS., JUNK, soth, iSS/. ..."
2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1896)
"... AL 'ABD A rebuke to a mischief-maker: Translation of CJ Lyall THE craft of thy busy tongue has sundered from home and kin the cousins of both thy houses ..."
3. The Algonquin Legends of New England: Or, Myths and Folk Lore of the Micmac by Charles Godfrey Leland (1884)
"An Indian mischief maker was once roving about. He saw that he was approaching a village, and said, " How can I attract attention ? ..."
4. The Bookman (1903)
"... not borers of wood? the chief mischief-maker in this material being that minute insect to which entomologists have given the altogether disproportionate ..."
5. The Indian Fairy Book: From the Original Legends by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Cornelius Mathews (1856)
"MANABOZHO, THE mischief-maker. was never in the whole world a more mischievous busy-body than that notorious giant Manabozho. He was every where, ..."
6. The Church Historians of England by Joseph Stevenson (1856)
"... and reviling the guardian of the realm as a murderer, in consequence of the punishment which he had inflicted on the mischief-maker and assassin. CHAP. ..."