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"
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tearaway

noun (Brit.) hooligan, delinquent, tough, rough (informal), rowdy, ruffian, roughneck (slang), good-for-nothing He blamed the parents for the tearaways' behaviour.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] N (Brit) → gamberro/a m/f, alborotador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəweɪ] ncasse-cou m inv
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tearaway

n (Brit inf) → Rabauke m (inf); I used to be a bit of a tearawayich war ein ziemlicher Rabauke (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tearaway

[ˈtɛərəˌweɪ] n (Brit) (fam) → ragazzaccio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
BANGED UP: TEENS BEHIND BARS Channel 4, 9pm Eight British teen tearaways are locked in one of America's toughest jails in a bid to help them mend their ways.
MARCH 20: We confirm at least two of the teenage tearaways have moved on to Keir Hardie Street, just metres across the road from the property they were evicted from.
Compiled by Paul Delplanque In association with GIRL CYCLE POWER: This trio of St Trinian's tearaways were doing a good turn on their bikes on a 20-mile round trip to raise cash for charity.
And where the hell were the parents of these tiny tearaways - one as young as five?
Skins (Channel 4, 11.10pm) WE ALL went a bit weepy-eyed when we waved goodbye to Nicholas Hoult and the rest of the original Skins tearaways at the ends of series two and the chances are we will do the very same after tonight's episode, which marks the end of the fourth series.
SIR - You recently reported on the alarming number of child tearaways ("We must turn these young tearaways into solid citizens, say child experts", April 12).
Edge Hill university's Chancellor Dr Tanya Byron is famous for working in television series such as House of Tiny Tearaways and Teen Angels.
They were seen as a way of controlling young tearaways under the age of 16.
FORMER tearaways are training police in how to stop and search "politely and respectfully".
The cowardly actions of young tearaways who are targeting buses in a warped form of vandalism will also certainly lead to serious injury, even deaths, in the long run.
Young tearaways attacked Santa's sleigh and stole sweets when it was on display.
Recent product developments in the StitchBackers brand include tearaways that are extremely soft to the skin and tear cleanly in all directions.