public enemy

noun

Definition of public enemy

: one that constitutes a menace to society specifically : a criminal whose crimes have so aroused the police or public as to result in an intensive effort to apprehend him with the aid of wide publicity

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“Public enemy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/public%20enemy. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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