bad hat

noun

slang, British
: a disreputable dissolute person : bad egg
the man is a bad hat, a swindler or worseJoyce Cary

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bad hat was in 1884

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“Bad hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20hat. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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