bad news

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

Definition of bad news

: one that is troublesome, unwelcome, or dangerous stay away from him, he's bad news

First Known Use of bad news

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bad news was in 1917

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“Bad news.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bad news

informal : a bad, unpleasant, or dangerous person or thing

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