The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.(adjective)
An example of an infamous person is Jesse James.
See infamous in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr infameux < ML infamosus < L infamis: see in- & famous
See infamous in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English infamis
Origin: , from Latin īnfāmis
Origin: : in-, not; see in-1
Origin: + fāma, renown, fame; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
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