bad lot


Definition of bad lot

: a worthless, unreliable, immoral, or dishonest person : crook, troublemaker decoyed by a thoroughly bad lot of a friend into helping him in a burglary— M. R. Ridley

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First Known Use of bad lot

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Bad lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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