bad·​die | \ ˈba-dē How to pronounce baddie (audio) \
variants: or baddy
plural baddies

Definition of baddie

: a bad person or thing especially : an opponent of the hero (as in fiction or motion pictures)

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Examples of baddie in a Sentence

the actor has never been cast as a hero, but he's played every kind of baddie imaginable
Recent Examples on the Web His efforts pay off, nominally: Michael Morbius doesn’t want to be a baddie, though his ungodly urges keep pulling him in that direction. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 31 Mar. 2022 Hillary is still a baddie with an eye for fashion, but unlike Fresh Prince's spoiled princess, this gal's got ambitions that involve more than just shopping. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 14 Feb. 2022 The girls’ defenses aren’t much slicker; in one episode, a humble oboe plays a key role in defeating a baddie. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Jan. 2022 Wraith, whose real name could probably double for that of a DC baddie, has an intriguing, hulking woodenness that makes sense in context. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Jan. 2022 Maguire’s Spidey, who goes back quite some time with Dafoe’s insane baddie, is a wise sort who talks the teenager out of killing in cold blood, though the Goblin sticks a very sharp object into the helping hero for his efforts. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 19 Dec. 2021 Only Gadot briefly gets to cut loose as a vamping baddie. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 But Bond discovers that the main baddie this time is a mysterious figure named Safin (Rami Malek), who has a connection to Swann, a sweet island lair and a vengeful agenda. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2021 Later, fulfilling the standard brief of a Bond baddie, Safin will occupy an island lair and hatch plans to dominate the planet. The New Yorker, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of baddie

1872, in the meaning defined above

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3 Apr 2022

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“Baddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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