Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rascal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clown; a rogue; a worthless, idle fellow.
  • n. An overbearing, quarrelsome, and vulgar woman.

Etymologies

Compare hellion. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “The MacGregor,” his son stated, “had been called out upon a trysting with a Lowland hallion, who came with a token from” — he muttered the name very low, but I thought it sounded like my own.

    Rob Roy

  • ` ` Why, a Scotch sort of a gentleman, as I said before, 'returned mine host; ` ` they are all gentle, ye mun know, though they ha narra shirt to back; but this is a decentish hallion ---

    Rob Roy

  • "Why, a Scotch sort of a gentleman, as I said before," returned mine host; "they are all gentle, ye mun know, though they ha 'narra shirt to back; but this is a decentish hallion -- a canny North Briton as e'er cross'd Berwick Bridge -- I trow he's a dealer in cattle."

    Rob Roy — Volume 01

  • "The MacGregor," his son stated, "had been called out upon a trysting with a Lowland hallion, who came with a token from" -- he muttered the name very low, but I thought it sounded like my own.

    Rob Roy — Complete

  • “Why, a Scotch sort of a gentleman, as I said before,” returned mine host; “they are all gentle, ye mun know, though they ha’ narra shirt to back; but this is a decentish hallion — a canny North Briton as e’er cross’d Berwick Bridge — I trow he’s a dealer in cattle.”

    Rob Roy

  • a trysting with a Lowland hallion, who came with a token from '' --- he muttered the name very low, but I thought it sounded like my own.

    Rob Roy

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