- the mischievous boy in a series of newspaper stories and collected volumes by the American newspaperman and humorist George Wilbur Peck (1840–1916).
- Usually Peck’s bad boy.
- any mischievous boy.
- a recalcitrant person or organization.
“unruly or mischievous child,” 1883, from fictional character created by George Wilbur Peck (1840-1916).