This term was sent to RFV, and the discussion has been archived at Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011 or Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2011/more. - -sche (discuss) 05:23, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
- 2008, Bryan Cranston:
- "The term 'breaking bad' is a southern colloquialism and it means when someone who has taken a turn off the path of the straight and narrow, when they've gone wrong."
- 2011, The New York Times:
- "the title is a Southern phrase for going wild"