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A mischievous, troublesome, or unruly person.

[Probably alteration (influenced by hell) of dialectal hallion, worthless person.]


informal US a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker. Also called: heller
[C19: probably from dialect hallion rogue, of unknown origin]


(ˈhɛl yən)

a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
[1835–45, Amer.; hell + -ion, as in rapscallion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hellion - a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"
bad hat, mischief-maker, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
References in classic literature ?
Jawn, did ye ever see a straighter-nosed gang of hellions in the days of your life?
What a silky smooth hellion she was; and so com- posed and serene, when the cords all down my legs were hurting in sympathy with that man's pain.
She was some hellion, there on the top of the world, clawing and scratching tooth and nail--a regular she cat.
I have owned incorrigible flushers, shot-breakers, egg-eaters, rabbit-runners, chicken-chasers, bird-chewers, intractable hellions and just plain congenital idiots.
With no philosophical concepts, no historical framework, no educational basis, they understand, at their core, the value of a gun in-hand when hellions are knocking.
BMW's plan was to end this domination by the hellions from Stuttgart with what they hoped would be a midengined 911-killer.
Los demas son: Psiconautas (Espana, 2015), de Alberto Vazquez y Pedro Rivero; El eslabon podrido (Argentina, 2015), de Valentin Javier Diment; Follow (EU, 2015), de Owen Egerton; Worry Dolls (EU, 2016), de Padraig Reynolds; Hellions (Canada, 2015), de Bruce McDonald; The Lesson (Reino Unido, 2015), de Ruth Piatt; Last Girl Standing |(EU, 2015), de Benjamin R.
Inelastic scattering of hellions from even-even stable samarium isotopes at 40.
In Hellions seventeen year old Dora finds out that she is pregnant on Halloween.
As if that were not enough stress for Gabe, she also re-discovers the existence of the two Rephaim groups' common enemies: demons, gatekeepers and hellions.
Rather than challenging the marriage of the university and the capitalist class or fighting for the emancipation of the oppressed worldwide through pedagogies of liberation that have a transnational reach, class antagonisms are universally normalized through the performative pettifoggery, the aerosol spray sophistry, the pseudo-profundities, the convulsions and casuistries of political disengagement and the vertigo-inducing terminology that has distinguished these disquieting hellions of the lecture hall over the past few decades--not to mention their dismissal of class struggle in favor of questions of ethnicity, race, gender and sexuality.
In truth, she is part of the Rephaim, one of the illegitimate children of fallen angels who are now fighting each other, along with demons, hellions, and the occasional human.