Mischievousness (See also Joke, Practical.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Mischievousness (See also Joke, Practical.)


  1. Ate goddess of evil and mischief. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 33; Kravitz, 39]
  2. Beaver mischievous ten-year-old beset by trivial troubles. [TV: “Leave It to Beaver” in Terrace, II, 18–19]
  3. Beg, Little Callum devilish page. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
  4. Brer Rabbit clever trickster. [Children’s Lit.: Uncle Remus]
  5. Brown, Buster turn-of-the-century enfant terrible. [Comics: Horn, 145]
  6. Cercopes apelike pygmies; tried to steal Hercules’ weapons. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 206]
  7. crocodile symbolizes naughtiness and chicanery. [Jewish Tradition: Jobes, 382]
  8. Dennis the Menace latter-day Buster Brown, complete with dog. [Comics: Horn, 201]
  9. Erlking elf king who works mischief on children. [Ger. Folk-lore: LLEI, I: 283]
  10. Eulenspiegel, Till legendary peasant known for his pranks. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]
  11. Finn, Huckleberry mischievous, sharp-witted boy has many adventures. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
  12. Georgie Porgie kissed the girls and made them cry. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 185]
  13. Halloween (Allhallows Eve) youngsters play pranks on the neighbors. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
  14. Junior (Red Skelton) “the mean widdle kid.” [Radio: “The Red Skelton Show” in Buxton, 197]
  15. Katzenjammer Kids twin Teutonic terrors. [Comics: “The Captain and the Kids” in Horn, 156–157]
  16. Lampwick archetypal juvenile delinquent leads Pinocchio astray. [Am. Cinema: Pinocchio in Disney Films, 32–37]
  17. Little Rascals, The scamps unite to terrorize adults. [Am. TV: Terrace, II, 31]
  18. Merop’s Son misguided do-gooder. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 704]
  19. Moth “handful of wit”; Armado’s “pretty knavish page.” [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
  20. Nicka-Nan Night Shrove Tuesday eve when boys play tricks. [Br. Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 756]
  21. Our Gang group of children in comedy series: always into mischief. [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 546; Am. TV: “The Little Rascals” in Terrace, II, 31]
  22. Peck’s Bad Boy mischievous boy plays pranks on his father. [Am. Lit.: Peck’s Bad Boy, Hart, 642]
  23. Peter Rabbit always ransacking farmer MacGregor’s patch. [Children’s Lit.: The Tale of Peter Rabbit]
  24. pixies prank-playing fairies; mislead travelers. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 328–330]
  25. pooka wild shaggy colt that misled benighted travelers. [Br. Folklore: Briggs]
  26. Puck knavish hobgoblin who plays pranks. [Br. Folklore & Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream]
  27. Rooney, Andy scatterbrained gossoon; makes trouble without trying. [Irish Lit.: Handy Andy]
  28. Sawyer, Tom hookey-playing, imaginative lad of St. Petersburg, Missouri. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]
  29. Stalky with his two friends, devises ingenious pranks that make life miserable for the masters of the school. [Br. Lit.: Kipling Stalky and Company]
  30. Wag, Charlie school-skipping delinquent of penny dreadful. [Br. Lit.: Charlie Wag, the Boy Burglar, Opie, 117]