Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rowdy, troublesome, or unruly person.

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  • noun Alternative form of hellraiser.

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Examples

  • The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry.

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  • The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry.

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  • The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry.

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  • The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry.

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  • The platinum blonde's first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who had tempestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry.

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  • The Oscars paid tribute to Hollywood hell-raiser Dennis Hopper, belatedly welcoming him back like the prodigal son as part of its annual salute to the recently deceased.

    In memoriam: Academy pays tribute to Dennis Hopper at Oscars

  • Richard BurtonThe 1950s hell-raiser made his name on the stage back in the UK before stars including Humphrey Bogart helped him get his break in the movies.

    The Young British Actors taking Hollywood by storm

  • But he was more of a hell-raiser: "The first time you are arrested it is for assaulting a police officer."

    The Gift of Self-Forgetfulness

  • Compare that with Jonathan Ross's final programme in July; he had a Hollywood hell-raiser, a martial arts legend, and the most famous sports person in the world.

    The Graham Norton Show: Safe on the sofa

  • These are not the hell-raiser kind of shoes one might expect from a one-time literary brat-packer, the man who, after the publication of his debut novel, Less Than Zero, at the age of 21, was touted as the enfant terrible of American literature.

    Bret Easton Ellis: The debt I owe my abusive father

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