One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mischievous or awkward person, especially a child.‘some pushy little perisher’
mischievous child, imp, monkey, puck, rascal, rogue, minx, mischief-maker, prankster, tearawayView synonyms
- ‘The last option would be to offer your nuclear shelter (make sure you have one) as a practise-room until the little perisher's big break comes.’
- ‘Finally a bit of childish (bless the little perishers) nonsense to start the weekend.’
- ‘As soon as the little perishers are weaned, walking and talking, we want you back stoking the furnace.’
- ‘‘They may be right little perishers,’ he said, ‘but some are suffering from attention or behavioural disorders.’’
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