repeat offender

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repeat offender (plural repeat offenders)

  1. A person who has previously offended against the law, often someone who may be deemed incorrigible.
  2. One who performs a specific (often undesirable) action on multiple occasions.
    • 2011, Jeff Reid, Cat-Dependent No More, ISBN 0307788431:
      At the risk of being branded a repeat offender. I must admit that this chapter is a reprise, in miniature, of an earlier book of mine with the same title.