Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?

wrong side of the tracks, the

Slang definitions & phrases for wrong side of the tracks, the


  1. Prone to error; inept: an almost endearingly wrong-o, sloppily managed outfit
  2. Undesirable: That's the wrongo car for her
  1. A wicked or criminal person; a villain
  2. An undesirable person or thing; a person of the wrong sort: a ''closet for wrongos'' on the second floor that ''looks like an attic decorated by a cross-eyed paper hanger in a hurry''
  3. Something wrong or improper; an error, lie, misstatement, etc: They haven't hit me with a wrongo yet, although they did miss a whopper this morning (1937+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for wrong

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for wrong side of the tracks, the