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tearaway Line breaks: tear|away
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛːrəweɪ/

Definition of tearaway in English:


A person who behaves in a wild or reckless manner: some young tearaways set fire to the house
More example sentences
  • Bashir Ahmed is urging police chiefs to ‘get tough’ with young tearaways after the firebomb was hurled at his car parked on the drive of his home in Torbay Close, Deane.
  • Earlier the vigilantes - who've not been named publicly - had declared war on young tearaways saying they were ‘prepared to do time to stop them.’
  • Officials in the government's new ‘respect unit’ are drawing up the package of measures to tackle young tearaways and ‘neighbours from hell’.
Australian larrikin
informaltough, bruiser, yahoo
British informalrough, yob, yobbo, bovver boy, lager lout, chav, hoodie
Scottish informalradge
Scottish & Northern English informalkeelie, ned
Australian/New Zealand informalroughie, hoon

Words that rhyme with tearaway

caraway • castaway

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