bad boy

noun
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of bad boy

: a person who flouts convention
  • a literary bad boy

Examples of bad boy in a Sentence

  1. He has become known as the bad boy of the American television industry.

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First Known Use of bad boy

1860


BAD BOY Defined for English Language Learners

bad boy

Definition of bad boy for English Language Learners

  • : a man who says or does things that shock other people; especially : a young and successful man who does things in a way that is very different from the usual way


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