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disorderly person

noun, Law.
a person guilty of disorderly conduct.
Origin of disorderly person
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Robinson said she was committed thither as an idle and disorderly person, and a common street-walker.

    Amelia Henry Fielding
  • But there he was bantered, and a feint was made of shutting him up in the guard-house as a disorderly person.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • And I'm a most disorderly person, so I miss very much the services of my former secretary.

    Nobody Louis Joseph Vance

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