bad·​die ˈba-dē How to pronounce baddie (audio)
variants or baddy
plural baddies
: a bad person or thing
especially : an opponent of the hero (as in fiction or motion pictures)

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 Faran Tahir plays the real baddie of the season, a character that had infiltrated Truman’s AI robot and DNA hacking lab. Michael Schneider, Variety, 20 May 2024 Now, a new villain is joining the Who pantheon: RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jinkx Monsoon has officially joined the series, making her debut as the music-manipulating baddie Maestro. Devan Coggan,, 11 May 2024 My fellow baddies who brunch will love the effervescent Bellini Spritz, made with all-natural peach, guava, passion fruit and strawberry, or the Tropical Mai Tai, made with fresh pineapple, Key lime, and amaretto. Chala June, Bon Appétit, 17 Apr. 2024 The story here is very slight: With the help of his girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams), Segel’s Gary and his Muppet friend Walter must foil a plot by an oil-hungry baddie (played by Chris Cooper, with a full-fledged maniacal laugh) to destroy the Muppet Studio for more of that liquid gold. Chris Snellgrove,, 16 Apr. 2024 Using NordVPN to Block Phishing Sites, Ads, and Online Trackers Malware is the big baddie of the internet, but phishing sites that trick people into surrendering their personal information by impersonating other websites are just as dangerous. PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024 What ensues is part wannabe Western, part cartoonish punch-fest, as Dalton hits, kicks, and pummels any sleazy baddies who are unlucky enough to cross his path. Devan Coggan,, 21 Mar. 2024 But Washington’s cover is blown, and he’s captured by the baddies. Nate Jones, Vulture, 26 Feb. 2024 After assembling the best of reality TV's baddies for a hilarious and meta first season, E!'s reality competition series is back with an all new roster once again featuring some of the most iconic villains to have ever graced (or cursed) the small screen. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baddie was in 1872

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“Baddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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