mischief

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From Middle English, from Old French, meschief, from meschever (to bring to grief), from mes- (badly) + chever (happen", "come to a head), from Vulgar Latin *capare, from Latin caput (head)

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mischief (plural mischiefs)

  1. Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.
  2. One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.
  3. Vexatious or annoying conduct.

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