bad seed

noun

Definition of bad seed

chiefly US

  1. :  a person who is dishonest, evil, or unprincipled by nature :  an innately bad person Braden admits he was a bad seed in high school. He was booted off the baseball team twice, once as a freshman and again as a junior, because of grades and truancy. — Carl Steward, The San Jose Mercury News, 9 May 2010 “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, Hoot, 2002 My mother used to say when I was in the crib, if somebody brought me a doll, I'd look at it and throw it across the room. I guess I was a bad seed from the beginning. — Nat Hentoff, Publishers Weekly, 11 Apr. 1986

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1952

First Known Use of bad seed

1952


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