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1A person of reckless courage.
- ‘At Glenferrie Oval, a record crowd of 36,000 shoehorned into the ground known as the Sardine Can to see Ron Barassi, a Ned Kelly figure after leaving Melbourne over summer, make his debut as Carlton's captain-coach.’
- ‘I'm not a Ned Kelly and probably no-one you know is that sort of character.’
2A person who shows a lack of scruples in business.
Late 19th century: from the name of Ned Kelly(see Kelly, Ned).
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