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Peck's Bad Boy

the mischievous boy in a series of newspaper stories and collected volumes by the American newspaperman and humorist George Wilbur Peck (1840–1916).
Usually, Peck's bad boy.
  1. any mischievous boy.
  2. a recalcitrant person or organization. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Peck's bad boy

"unruly or mischievous child," 1883, from fictional character created by George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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