Definition of mischieve in English:

mischieve

verb

Scottish
  • To do physical or bodily harm to; to wound, hurt. Also refl. Now Scottish.

Origin

Middle English (in an earlier sense). Apparently from Old French meschever (transitive) to fail in, come to grief over (something), (intransitive) to be unfortunate, suffer misfortune, although the correspondence in senses is not exact, and the French word is apparently not found later than the early 14th cent.

Pronunciation

mischieve

/mɪsˈtʃiːv/