Meaning of Peck's Bad Boy

Peck's' Bad' Boy'

Pronunciation: [key]
  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,
    1. any mischievous boy.
    2. a recalcitrant person or organization.
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