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A mischievous, troublesome, or unruly person.

[Probably alteration (influenced by hell) of dialectal hallion, worthless person.]
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informal US a rough or rowdy person, esp a child; troublemaker. Also called: heller
[C19: probably from dialect hallion rogue, of unknown origin]
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(ˈhɛl yən)

a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
[1835–45, Amer.; hell + -ion, as in rapscallion]
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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
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Jawn, did ye ever see a straighter-nosed gang of hellions in the days of your life?"
Charlie's boyhood friend, David (JJ Feild), has come back to England as a well-known star of American action movies, accompanied by his successful music-producer/DJ wife, Sara (Piper Perabo) and their neglected tweenage daughter, a hellion named Gabby (Frankie Hervey) who runs off nannies faster than a Von Trapp kid.
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Thrasher caught up with founder/vocalist Dwid Hellion at his home in Belgium shortly after returning home from this year's Death Match in Texas.
ITB was represented by Hellion partners in the sale.
Filmmaker Kat Candler ( Hellion ) serves as the Season 3 showrunner, taking over for Season 2 showrunner Monica Macer.
In the life of a child, one year - especially the first year - passes in the blink of an eye, going from helpless infant to restless toddler to bratty hellion in swift and shocking succession.