Peck's bad boy

\ ¦peks- \

Definition of Peck's bad boy

: one whose bad behavior is a source of embarrassment or annoyance

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First Known Use of Peck's bad boy

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Peck's bad boy

from the book Peck's Bad Boy and his Pa (1883) by George Wilbur Peck †1916 American journalist, humorist, and politician

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“Peck's bad boy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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