Peck's' Bad' Boy'
1. the mischievous boy in a series of newspaper stories and collected volumes by the American newspaperman and humorist George Wilbur Peck (1840–1916).
2. Usually, Peck's bad boy.
a. any mischievous boy.
b. a recalcitrant person or organization.
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