One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who deliberately creates trouble for others.
- ‘The mischief-makers reveled in media baiting.’
- ‘A true mischief-maker would have expected that kind of response and mocked me, or at least betrayed amusement.’
- ‘He was quite the mischief-maker; he once upended a can of spiders during Christmas Mass.’
- ‘Traditionally, they were thought to be hoaxes written by mischief-makers or mentally unstable members of the public.’
- ‘However, the right candidate will cause any mischief to backfire and harm only the mischief-maker.’
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