Definition of perisher in English:

perisher

noun

British
informal
  • A mischievous or awkward person, especially a child.

    ‘some pushy little perisher’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘Finally a bit of childish (bless the little perishers) nonsense to start the weekend.’
    • ‘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.’
    mischievous child, imp, monkey, puck, rascal, rogue, minx, mischief-maker, prankster, tearaway
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Pronunciation

perisher

/ˈpɛrɪʃə/