bad boy


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bad boy

1. A male, typically a young man, who is or has the image of being a rebel against the established norms of society, and who is often regarded as an icon of sexual attractiveness. Many of the band's fans say Johnny is their favorite because of his image as a bad boy. James Dean was one of the original bad boys of the movie industry, due to his image and film roles as a misunderstood outcast.
2. A task or situation that is tedious, difficult, or undesirable, especially that which is hoped to have a speedy conclusion or resolution. I don't want to be working on this project all night long, so let's just get this bad boy over and done with now.
3. Something that is considered especially impressive, potent, or powerful. My new motorcycle has some real power in the engine; I can't wait to take this bad boy out on the road.
See also: bad, boy
References in classic literature ?
No less an object than Jenny Wren's bad boy trying to make up his mind to cross the road.
"I think being disgraced in school is a great deal tryinger than anything bad boys can do," said Amy, shaking her head, as if her experience of life had been a deep one.
Allowing a bad boy to be who he is, rather than trying to change him, experts say, is one of the most important parts of making the relationship work.
The translation of fine versus rough styles into the stances and values of the "Good Boy" and "Bad Boy" (368) is shown, for example, in the segue from the Portrait of Maerten Soolmans (278-80) to Rembrandt's 1632 self-portrait (383-88), in which the ironic dimensions Berger discerns in the former are transferred to the latter.
The 'Bad Boy' opens with charming Prabhas weaving his magic to woo Jacqueline Fernandez who looks extremely sensuous in the song.
class="MsoNormalspan xml:lang="EN-GBAnd so I fancied being a bad boy. But because I could not convince myself to break any rules, I decided to start by nicknaming myself "Bad Boy".
I get where the bad boy thing comes from, but maybe Nadine is just what I need.
She was eventually signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994, becoming the first female artist to land a contract with the label.
See, the founder of Spartan Mowers is Robert Foster, who until November 2013 was a shareholder of Bad Boy, which manufactures and sells residential and commercial grade zero turn mowers and has for many years.
So bad boys are still popular and beauty still rules the world.
Everybody loves to love a bad boy and this is your moment to immortalise yourself and become a bad boy or bad girl.
Presenting the 'bad boy' --he is rude & mean but still women find him yummy
Not the selfish bad boy bragging and boasting in the bars of Yarm.
He was a bad boy, So he sniffed coke, His friends thought joke.