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 Bad Shot (A).Badge of Poverty. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Badaud.
 
A booby. C’est un franc badaud, he is a regular booby. Le badaud de Paris, a French cockney. From the Italian, badare, to gaze in the air, to stare about one.   1
 


 Bad Shot (A).Badge of Poverty. 

 
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