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bad news

noun plural but singular in construction

Simple Definition of bad news

  • : a bad, unpleasant, or dangerous person or thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bad news

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

1917

First Known Use of bad news

1917


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