bad seed

noun

Definition of bad seed

chiefly US

  1. :  a person who is dishonest, evil, or unprincipled by nature :  an innately bad person “Dad wants my brother to come back and live with us again, but Lonna says no way, José, he's a bad seed. … ” — Carl Hiaasen

1952

First Known Use of bad seed

1952


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