bad news


bad news

noun plural but singular in construction

: a bad, unpleasant, or dangerous person or thing

Full Definition of BAD NEWS

:  one that is troublesome, unwelcome, or dangerous <stay away from him, he's bad news>

First Known Use of BAD NEWS

1917

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: badrans
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bad–natured
All Words Near: bad news

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up bad news? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More