What does ‘apple’ mean?

his is another slang word from the 1920s that we still use today. It’s mainly seen in the form of bad apple, or someone who isn’t a good influence due to bad behavior.

Beginning in the ‘20s, this slang word is usually preceded by an adjective like poor or tough, or even married to describe someone’s quality or status as a person.

The slang form of apple literally means “person.” Just like that little egg you read about previously.