from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see bad,‎ boy.
  • n. A man whose rebellious nature makes him attractive to women.
  • n. this sense) (slang) A male criminal.
  • n. An undesirable task.
  • n. A powerful or impressive product or item.


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  • NFL-NBA bad boy or girl just released from Betty Ford.

    Life As We Know It

  • Each character, in his or her own distinctive way, cuts loose—the jock vaulting into handstands; the bad boy mock-boxing; the girls cancanning.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • He wanted to be put in, with pictures representing him gloriously declining to lie to his mother, and her weeping for joy about it; and pictures representing him standing on the doorstep giving a penny to a poor beggar-woman with six children, and telling her to spend it freely, but not to be extravagant, because extravagance is a sin; and pictures of him magnanimously refusing to tell on the bad boy who always lay in wait for him around the corner as he came from school, and welted him over the head with a lath, and then chased him home, saying, "Hi! hi!" as he proceeded.

    The Story of the Good Little Boy

  • Saving the best for last, Rolanda rubbed her finger over the bad boy good looks of Rickie Ross.



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