Definitions for ugly duckling
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an unattractive or unpromising child who becomes a beautiful or much-admired adult.
Origin of ugly duckling:
1880–85; after the bird in the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen
an ugly or unpromising child who grows into a beautiful or worthy person
A young person who is ugly, but who is expected to become beautiful as they mature.
Origin: From a fairy tale of a duckling, considered ugly, that matures into a magnificent swan.
Ugly Duckling is an American hip hop group that formed around 1993 in Long Beach, California. Ugly Duckling's members include Dizzy Dustin, Young Einstein and Andy Cat. They took the name Ugly Duckling because they felt like outcasts on the Southern California hip hop scene of the mid-1990s. According to the book How to Rap: the Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, it is one of the most prominent underground hip hop groups.
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