mischievous etymology

English word mischievous comes from Old French chever ((intransitive) to finish; to come to an end.), Old French mes- (Mis- (badly, wrongly).)

Detailed word origin of mischievous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chever Old French (fro) (intransitive) to finish; to come to an end.
mes- Old French (fro) Mis- (badly, wrongly).
meschever Old French (fro) To fail. To make a mistake. To suffer a misfortune.
meschevous Anglo-Norman (xno)
mischevous Middle English (enm)
mischievous English (eng) Causing mischief; injurious.. Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.

Words with the same origin as mischievous

Descendants of chever
mischief