badass

adjective
bad·​ass | \ ˈbad-ˌas How to pronounce badass (audio) \

Definition of badass

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly US, informal + sometimes offensive : ready to cause or get into trouble : mean pretending to be a badass gunslinger— L. L. King
2 chiefly US, informal + sometimes offensive : of formidable strength or skill such a badass guitar player— N'Gai Croal

badass

noun

Definition of badass (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly US, informal + sometimes offensive
: a person who is badass

First Known Use of badass

Adjective

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Badass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/badass. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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badass

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English Language Learners Definition of badass

chiefly US, informal + sometimes offensive
: likely to cause trouble : tough and dangerous
: very skillful or impressive

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