from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who habitually violates the law or fails to answer court summonses.
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- n. One who habitually violates minor laws or fails to answer trivial court summonses (such as parking tickets).
- n. An iconoclast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses
Coined simultaneously by Mr Henry Irving Dale and Miss Kate L. Butler for a contest held in Boston in 1923 in which a word for "a lawless drinker of illegally made or illegally obtained liquor" was sought during the Prohibition era. (Wiktionary)