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bad boy

noun phrase

An impressive and perhaps dangerous device; puppy, sucker: You have written plenty of checks for your Harley, maybe even a few while right in the saddle of your bad boy (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "I'll do that," replied Tommy, not stopping to think how wicked was the act which the bad boy proposed to him.

    Proud and Lazy Oliver Optic
  • He is a bad boy, and likes to turn his ingenuity to purposes of mischief.

    The Teacher Jacob Abbott
  • He didn't like me, and I was always put in as a bad boy, and I came to so many untimely ends I got sick of it.

    Melchior's Dream and Other Tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • He was ever a bad boy, but I did not think he would come to this.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish
  • Men laughed when they said he was a bad boy, as if they did not quite believe their own assertion.

    Martin Rattler R.M. Ballantyne

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