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perisher Line breaks: per|ish¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪʃə/

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Definition of perisher in English:


British informal
A mischievous or awkward person, especially a child: some pushy little perisher
More example sentences
  • ‘They may be right little perishers,’ he said, ‘but some are suffering from attention or behavioural disorders.’
  • As soon as the little perishers are weaned, walking and talking, we want you back stoking the furnace.
  • Finally a bit of childish (bless the little perishers) nonsense to start the weekend.
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