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Used other than as an idiom: see bad,"Ž name.
Lack of reverence or esteem. Poor reputation.
Tobe Hooper has directed a real clunker here, a film devoid of anything other than giving the horror film a really bad name.
Come to that, why does pastiche have a bad name?
That is grand but in practice fundamentalists have got a bad name as they tend to become self-righteous, narrow-minded, stubborn and bigoted.
His hits included Runaway and You Give Love a Bad Name.
Remember, people who call themselves hunters but act in an inconsiderate or irresponsible way are the ones who give hunting a bad name.
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