wrong 'un

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Etymology[edit]

From wrong one

Noun[edit]

wrong 'un (plural wrong 'uns)

  1. (UK, slang) A dishonest or disreputable person; a crook or rogue.
    • 2007: Some reasons why Naseem Hamed might have been stripped of his MBE for speeding, where acknowledged wrong 'uns Jeffrey Archer, Shirley Porter and Mark Thatcher kept their honours. — The Guardian 5th Jan 2007, G2 p. 3
  2. (cricket) A googly.
  3. (horse-racing) A horse deliberately held back in order to lose a race.

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