Definitions of tearaway
  1. adjective
    characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation
    synonyms: brainish, hotheaded, impetuous, impulsive, madcap
    lacking in caution
  2. noun
    a reckless and impetuous person
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    type of:
    daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, lunatic, madcap, swashbuckler
    a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
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