a man who is a bad man

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How do native speakers say a man who is a bad man? Would you use "rogue"?
 

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[STRIKE]How do native speakers say a man who is a bad man?[/STRIKE] What do native English speakers call a bad man? Would you use "rogue"?

'Rogue' is one possibility. There are dozens of others; here are a few:

blackguard - cad - cheat - crook - deceiver - double-dealer - heel - knave - malefactor - mischief-maker - miscreant - rapscallion - rascal - renegade - reprobate - scalliwag - scamp -schemer - scoundrel - shark - skunk - swindler - varlet -wrongdoer
 

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1. Which of the above is more popular nowadays?
2. Is it natural to call a bad youth as "jerk"?
 
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It all depends on the context. In what way was that person bad? What did he/she do?
 

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There are too many degrees and kinds of badness to make any generalisations.
 

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They deceive, steal and rob.

That person is a cheat, liar, thief, crook, criminal. There isn't one specific word for someone who does those kinds of things. Of the list that Rover suggested in post #2, I wouldn't use heel, rascal, scalliwag, or scamp, because they don't really suggest the serious criminal nature of his behaviour.
 

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And I wouldn't use jerk, which implies that someone is an idiot rather than a crook.
 
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