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dead-end kid

A troubled kid, typically a male, who is seen as having limited future prospects. I'm worried about Mary dating a dead-end kid—what if he interferes with her plans to go off to college?
See also: kid

dead-end kid

n. a youth with no future, usually a male. Frank was a dead-end kid from the day he was born.
See also: kid
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Some specific topics considered include the Dead End Kids as modernists, encounters between girls and men in the films of Shirley Temple, rejecting mothers and middle-class kids, and black urban boys in film.
INSPIRED by the real Dead End Kids - teenagers in the East End of London who fought fires during the Second World War - this is a story of bravery.
Dead End Kids - Heroes of the Blitz by Bernard Ashley.
A FEW years ago, before the raucous sounds of mobile phones and other screeching noises battered the bus travellers' ear drums, our bus was invaded by a group of young boys who could have been identified with the Dead End Kids seen on the old black and white films of our youth.
A FEW years ago, before the raucous sounds of mobile phones and other screeching noises battered the bus travellers' ear drums, our bus was invaded by a group of young school boys who could have been identified with the Dead End Kids seen on the old black and white films of our youth.
Remember those movies in the late 1940s and '50s about the Dead End Kids? They were city kids.
I first laid eyes on her in Dead End Kids , Akalaitis's 1980 multimedia "history of nuclear power," playing an iconic yet colloquial Marie Curie.
THE Dead End Kids, are on @The Willows, Saughall Massie April 9 @TheBassist101.
Presence: Cecilia in a later role in the Dead End Kids, below, with Shirley Temple in The Bluebird, and in 1903.
Professor of History Bonnie Stepenoff The Dead End Kids of St.
They originated in the film Dead End (1937) from which the Dead End Kids moved on to other Warner Brothers features such as Crime School and Angels With Dirty Faces (both 1938).
The youngsters who watched the 87 movies made by the Dead End Kids, or the 221 made by the Little Rascals, had no relish for loving surveillance.
He also wrote several screenplays, including Crime School, which starred Bogart and the Dead End Kids.
Rocky and Jerry's paths entwined once again as both of them tried to reign the Dead End Kids, a group of young delinquents living it out in the street.
Bernard Punsly, the last surviving member of the Dead End Kids, died of cancer in Torrance, Calif.