Pronunciation Noun

felon (plural felons)

  1. A person who has committed a felony.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, James Nisbet & Company (1902), Book 3, Chapter 6, page 340 ↗:
      Looking at the Jury and the turbulent audience, he might have thought that the usual order of things was reversed, and that the felons were trying the honest men.
  2. (legal) A person who has been tried and convicted of a felony.
  3. A wicked person.
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  1. wicked; cruel

felon (plural felons)

  1. (medicine) A bacterial infection at the end of a finger or toe.

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