Peck's Bad Boy

Peck's Bad Boy

noun
1.
the mischievous boy in a series of newspaper stories and collected volumes by the American newspaperman and humorist George Wilbur Peck (1840–1916).
2.
Usually, Peck's bad boy.
a.
any mischievous boy.
b.
a recalcitrant person or organization.
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Peck's bad boy
"unruly or mischievous child," 1883, from fictional character created by George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916).
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