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1An evil or suspicious mind. Now rare.
2Caribbean. Malicious thoughts or intentions; spite, animosity. Chiefly in "to have (a) bad mind for".
Caribbean. Malicious, spiteful.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Churchyard (?1523–1604), writer and soldier. From bad + mind.
bad mind/ˌbad ˈmʌɪnd/
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