American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who causes mischief, especially one who makes trouble by spreading gossip.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who makes mischief; one who instigates or promotes quarrels or ill-will.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes mischief; one who excites or instigates quarrels or enmity.
- n. someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
“The mischief-maker, Parke Kunkle, who started the whole debacle by telling the Star Tribune what days the Earth are now under what constellation signs, has enjoyed the whole affair, saying, "I want people to be talking about the sky, and be thinking about the sky, and thinking about what's going on up there.”
“Shawn Andrews, whose singing filled rooms and who Beatty said "piggy-backed" off resident mischief-maker Seubert, was waived and his replacement, quieter, older brother Stacy, "is nothing like Shawn," Beatty said with a relieved laugh.”
“The Mickey portrayed in cartoons like Plane Crazy was much more of a mischief-maker and closer in spirit to Gottfredson's version than the kid-friendly.”
“Lujan, with his distinguished beard and deadpan manner, is an unlikely mischief-maker, which is what gives each of his actions a particular zing.”
“The Talmud tells a story about a miracle man and mischief-maker named Honi: One day, Honi was walking down a road and saw an old man planting a carob tree.”
“Clark, ever the mischief-maker, clearly can't resist the idea of fooling around in the meantime.”
“Jean-Jean is now well and back to being a heart-stealing mischief-maker.”
“It must be conceded that by this means he never failed to catch the guilty mischief-maker.”
“Once a mischief-maker sent me a copy of a letter from Stegner—a conservationist hero—to Senator Tim Wirth of Colorado.”
“Of the three Simpsons kids, sure Bart may be a mischief-maker, but Lisa causes more actual strife, and Maggie doesn't make any effort to smooth things over among family members.”
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