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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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  • "He's a bad boy," said the Bookmaker, in a tone of mock condemnation.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • "I dare say he isn't really a bad boy," she whispered to Esther.

    The Carroll Girls Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • He is a bad boy, and likes to turn his ingenuity to purposes of mischief.

    The Teacher Jacob Abbott
  • But such an occasion as this is no time to touch a bad boy's heart.

    The Teacher Jacob Abbott
  • He was ever a bad boy, but I did not think he would come to this.

    Frank Merriwell Down South Burt L. Standish

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