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bad egg Explained

bad egg at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

bad egg
n : (old-fashioned slang) a bad person [ant: {good egg}]

bad egg at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=bad egg
  • Inter: idiomati » c Someone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue
    1. 1906, Category: w - :Horatio Alger, Jr.|Horatio Alger, Category: s - :Joe the Hotel Boy/Chapter XVI|Joe the Hotel Boy,
    2. : "Dat's right!" piped up the newsboy who had brought the policeman. "I see him do de trick jest a minit ago!"
    3. : "This is a plot against me!" fumed the swindler.
    4. : "Dat feller is a bad egg!" went on the newsboy. "His name is Bill Butts. He's a slick one, he is. Hits de country jays strong, he does!"
    5. 1914, Category: w - :Edgar Rice Burroughs|Edgar Rice Burroughs, Category: s - :The Mucker/Chapter X|The Mucker,
    6. : I've been a fairly bad egg, Byrne, for a great many years; but, by George! I'm not entirely rotten yet.
    7. 1990, Category: w - :John Updike|John Updike, Rabbit at Rest,
    8. : "My son had a drug problem and hired a bad egg as a chief accountant ... "


      Inter: trans-top » rogue

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|壞蛋

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|mätämuna
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|stricat|m, Inter: t- » ro|ticălos|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * good egg
  • bad apple
  • bad seed


    * bagged

  • Translation: et » bad egg
    Translation: my » bad egg