Simple Definition of villain
: a character in a story, movie, etc., who does bad things
: a person who does bad things
: someone or something that is blamed for a particular problem or difficulty
Examples of villain
He plays the villain in most of his movies.
She describes her first husband as a villain who treated her terribly.
Don't try to make me the villain. It's your own fault that you're having these problems.
Origin of villain
Middle English vilain, vilein, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin villanus, from Latin villa
First Known Use: 14th century
VILLAIN Defined for Kids
Definition of villain
1 : a wicked person
2 : a character in a story or play who opposes the hero or heroine
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