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1 Causing or showing a fondness for causing trouble in a playful way: mischievous children a mischievous grin
2 (Of an action or statement) causing or intended to cause harm or trouble: a mischievous allegation for which there is not a shred of evidence
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French meschevous, from Old French meschever 'come to an unfortunate end' (see mischief). The early sense was 'unfortunate or calamitous', later 'having harmful effects'; the sense 'playfully troublesome' dates from the late 17th century.
I don't want to wreck your day.
Do not wish to cause you harm.
If I punch you in the arm.
It is 'cause I want to play.
Mike" they all say.
When I'm only trying to charm.
I hope you've set your alarm.
Ready to begin today.
Words are a game. Sometimes I play alone, but you are welcome to play, too.