Is 子 ever used to refer to a boy, or is it always used for girls? Is 悪い子 used only for girls?

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    This question probably comes from noticing how common '-ko' is as an ending for girls' names.
    – jkerian
    Aug 13, 2012 at 23:16

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Yes, 悪い子 can be used for boys.

means "child", and it can refer to girls or boys depending on the context.

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