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Definition of "hell-raiser" []

  • A rowdy, troublesome, or unruly person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hell-raiser" in a sentence
  • "The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry."
  • "But he was more of a hell-raiser: "The first time you are arrested it is for assaulting a police officer.""
  • "Compare that with Jonathan Ross's final programme in July; he had a Hollywood hell-raiser, a martial arts legend, and the most famous sports person in the world."
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