badassery

noun bad·ass·e·ry \ ˈbad-¦a-sə-rē \

Definition of badassery

US slang, sometimes offensive
1 : the state or condition of being a badass : badass quality or character
  • The Seattle quartet, hailed as godfathers of emo back when that word made you think of something other than “eyeliner,” indulged the distorted guitar badassery of their grunge-era brethren …
  • —Rob HarvillaVillage Voice22 Sept. 2009
2 : the actions or behavior characteristic of a badass
  • Neveldine and Taylor's … action scenes rely mostly on blood spurts instead of feats of badassery
  • LA Weekly3 Sept. 2009

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