trouble maker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trouble maker someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
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Usage

In literature:

Ah, you are a trouble maker?
"Clair de Lune" by Michael Strange
He is the trouble-maker, and the trouble-breeder.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
The prize mischief-maker of the universe, she began to stir up trouble in every quarter.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
And if there was another side, I was going to take Allyn apart as a malicious trouble-maker.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
So long as she does nothing to break the conventions of society, I can condemn her only as a trouble-maker.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
He's a natural-born trouble maker.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Eric Young's trouble-makers, he thought with a worried frown, jumping obediently when the big boss spoke the word.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
He was surrounded by a dozen or more of the men whom Firmstone had marked as makers of trouble.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
And Christine was no trouble-maker.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The Swiss maker encounters the same troubles as does the cheddar maker.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
They said he was quarrelsome, a trouble-maker.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
The ruler of Mayapan seems to have been the trouble maker.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
Jerry voiced a grievance against them as trouble makers.
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
The other trouble-maker was the new Bishop, Diego Sarmiento, who had succeeded Bishop Ramirez, deceased.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
To the south is the land of the warlike blacks, who have been trouble-makers from the beginning of time.
"In Pastures New" by George Ade
He's about th' liveliest, most cantankerous, trouble-maker this country has had to watch since Bill Williams named his mountain!
"Bruce of the Circle A" by Harold Titus
The verbal contract is proverbially a trouble maker, and that even among relatives.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
For all his fierce looks he proved to be a genial chap, and the three boys wondered whether he was one of the ring of trouble makers or not.
"The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves" by Claude A. Labelle
The sighs and groans which had so long troubled the old basket maker and his wife had been driven from the dwelling of Dewis.
"The Spell of Belgium" by Isabel Anderson
These girls were not really spiteful, but they had been worked up to such a state of fear by the other trouble makers.
"Jane Allen: Center" by Edith Bancroft
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In poetry:

Others say the cocktail shaker
Is a noted trouble maker;
And declare that men stir up
Woe in every claret-cup.
"The Alcoholic Albatross" by C J Dennis
How great soe'er thy toil and trouble be,
Thrice ev'ry day, like pious Daniel, fall
Before thy Maker, on thy bended knee:
For of all business that's the best of all!
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
I am the Toy-maker; upon the town wall
My crib is high up; I have down-look on all,
And coach and wheelbarrow I carve in my stall,
Making things with no troubles in them.
"The Toy-Maker" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Whether it be through insolvency or simple market forces, some analysts expect that troubled DRAM maker Qimonda will disappear by year's end.
Make Sure to be on the lookout for Fat Chino and the entire Trouble Maker Family as they will be doing a video shoot on tomorrow.
Russia's troubled maker of the iconic Kalashnikov assault rifle faces layoffs and a possible merger with another arms manufacturer, a media report said Tuesday.
Offensive troubles death knell for 'Makers.
Slumping sales and regulatory troubles cut first-quarter profit by 10 percent at the drug maker Schering- Plough , the company said today.
Postmaster General Patrick R Donahoe is on a talking points tour to implore Congress and Washington opinion-makers to save his troubled business.
Postmaster General Patrick R Donahoe is on a talking points tour to implore Congress and Washington opinion-makers to save his troubled business.
My early-morning work-flow is so firmly established at this point that instead of writing Daily Briefs, I left some trouble-maker comments on The Kansas City Star 's Midwest Voices blog.
Rob says I am a trouble maker …so lets make some trouble.
Micron Technology has offered $1.5 billion to take over the troubled Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory, DigiTimes reports.
Troubled processor maker has reportedly closed a business unit focused on open source.
Lawmakers who've received thousands from jet maker clear troubled plane to fly.
Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy, sometime trouble maker, and now documentary filmmaker, plans to get into mainstream films with a horror movie that will make use of his father's music.
Despite mounting troubles, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is not going anywhere, according to its CEO.
Sometimes all it takes is one little trouble-maker to cause considerable amount of damage, which was the case on Monday when a squirrel caused more than 5,000 households to be without power.
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