bad hat

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Noun1.bad hat - someone who deliberately stirs up troublebad hat - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
agitator, fomenter - one who agitates; a political troublemaker
disturber - a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion
badgerer, heckler - someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
hellion, devil, heller - a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"
hellhound - a very evil man
inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker, firebrand - someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
blusterer, loudmouth - a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker, trickster - someone who plays practical jokes on others
rioter - troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
References in classic literature ?
There was a man in a very bad hat a little on one side of him, apparently looking at the scenery; from a little on the other a second night- walker was drawing very quietly near.
Henry Baker, the gentleman with the bad hat and all the other characteristics with which I have bored you.
Therefore, there are no limitations of what is called a good hat and what is a bad hat in my hat making world.
But this guest was clearly a cad, a bounder, a bad hat, call it what you will.
It got so bad hat he could barely leave the house, according to the Associated Press.
It will be co-produced by Bryan Singer's production company Bad Hat Harry Productions and will be developed as a potential directing vehicle for Bryan Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns).
When I decided to stop working, I could run away to walk on the beach with a bad hat and a metal detector.
The Science of Superman" is produced by Prometheus Entertainment and Bad Hat Harry Productions for the National Geographic Channel.
And indeed, Finland is a club, its business community claims: and like all good clubs, it has bad hat members.
There is no doubt that Roger Williams was a thoroughly bad hat in the eyes of the law.
Seamlessly stitching together elements from four of Bemelmans' whimsically illustrated works - ``Madeline,'' ``Madeline and the Bad Hat,'' ``Madeline's Rescue'' and ``Madeline and the Gypsies'' - the film follows the exploits of its title character (highly capable newcomer Hatty Jones), the unflappable orphan who lives with 11 little girls at the school run by Miss Clavel (a wonderful Frances McDormand) ``in an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines.
Bryan Singer and Bad Hat Harry to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller "H+," Directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row")