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English definition of “troublemaker”


noun [C]     /ˈtrʌb.l̩ˌmeɪ.kər/ US  /-kɚ/
someone who intentionally causes problems for other people , especially people who are in a position of power or authority : I was worried that I would be regarded as a troublemaker if I complained about the safety standards .Taking action against people in power
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