bad egg

Definition of bad egg

informal + somewhat old-fashioned

  1. :  someone who does bad things <He was dishonest, but he was the only bad egg in the group.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  failing to reach an acceptable standard :  poor

    :  unfavorable

    :  not fresh :  spoiled

  1. :  something that is bad

    :  an evil or unhappy state

    :  fault

  1. :  badly

  1. :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken

    :  its contents used as food

    :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

  1. :  to cover with egg

    :  to pelt with eggs


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