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A brash, cocky young man.‘a cocky Jack the Lad who neglected academic study’[as modifier] ‘a Jack the Lad sex symbol’
- ‘Your other brother, Abbas, nails a great job in Brussels after a fun-filled adolescence as Jack the Lad.’
- ‘Monogamy has never meant much to Jack the Lad, who admits he repeatedly lied to Anjelica during their 17-year relationship.’
- ‘These men were violent, but there has always been a tendency to give them the folk-hero treatment, as if they were typical Jack the Lads and brightly representative of a certain working-class resourcefulness in the face of Britain's postwar austerity.’
- ‘Good old Les, a bit of a rogue, a bit of a Jack the Lad, but basically, as Eamonn says ‘a good man’…’
- ‘I learnt to get on with them, I just wanted to be something I wasn't, a bit of a Jack the Lad and it was the start of a rocky ride really.’
Nickname of Jack Sheppard, an 18th-century thief.
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