Synonyms for hellion
- agent provocateur
- loose cannon
- smart aleck
- wise guy
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELLION
One spur for a log and one for any hellion who should get in the way of an honest drive!
A woman boss is bad enough, but a hellion is wu's,' was Jeff's statement.
"I'm a hustler on a dicker, and a hellion on junk," snapped the boss.
I've been sivinteen years living down a reputation as a hellion.
But I feel young, and I want to dance like a—like a hellion?
She was some hellion, there on the top of the world, clawing and scratching tooth and nail—a regular she cat.
1846, American English, altered (by association with Hell) from Scottish/northern England dialectal hallion "worthless fellow, scamp" (1786), of unknown origin.