tearaway

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Noun1.tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
daredevil, harum-scarum, madcap, swashbuckler, hothead, lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
Adj.1.tearaway - characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; "a hotheaded decision"; "liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers"; "an impetuous display of spending and gambling"; "madcap escapades"; (`brainish' is archaic)
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
incautious - lacking in caution; "an incautious remark"; "incautious talk"

tearaway

noun (Brit.) hooligan, delinquent, tough, rough (informal), rowdy, ruffian, roughneck (slang), good-for-nothing He blamed the parents for the tearaways' behaviour.
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tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] N (Brit) → gamberro/a m/f, alborotador(a) m/f

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] ncasse-cou m inv

tearaway

n (Brit inf) → Rabauke m (inf); I used to be a bit of a tearawayich war ein ziemlicher Rabauke (inf)

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəˌweɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → ragazzaccio