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Definition of "mischief-maker" [mis•chief-mak•er]

  • One who causes mischief, especially one who makes trouble by spreading gossip. (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 "mischief-maker" in a sentence
  • "The mischief-maker, Parke Kunkle, who started the whole debacle by telling the Star Tribune what days the Earth are now under what constellation signs, has enjoyed the whole affair, saying, "I want people to be talking about the sky, and be thinking about the sky, and thinking about what's going on up there.""
  • "Shawn Andrews, whose singing filled rooms and who Beatty said "piggy-backed" off resident mischief-maker Seubert, was waived and his replacement, quieter, older brother Stacy, "is nothing like Shawn," Beatty said with a relieved laugh."
  • "The Mickey portrayed in cartoons like Plane Crazy was much more of a mischief-maker and closer in spirit to Gottfredson's version than the kid-friendly."