bad name

noun

: bad reputation
A few dishonest players have given the sport a bad name.

Examples of bad name in a Sentence

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“Bad name.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bad%20name. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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