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

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And the ladies’ guide through the tough world of baddie-busting? Mary Sollosi,, "Breaking down the Charlie's Angels trailer — including that heavenly homage to the 2000 film," 27 June 2019 With its mix of real-life crime bosses and fictional baddies, this intelligently complex, unflinchingly brutal game asks you to create or take over breweries, brothels and casinos to become Chicago's top crime boss. Washington Post, "Ten under-the-radar games at E3 2019 you need to get excited about right now," 14 June 2019 Yes, Mac and Melba will try to kill you like any other Claws baddie. Ariana Romero,, "Carrie Preston Previews TV’s Best Ride Or Die Summer Show, Claws Season 3," 8 June 2019 Kinberg could have opted for a back-to-basics heroes versus baddies approach. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "In Dark Phoenix, the X-Men franchise is still Marvel’s weird, mutant cinematic stepchild," 5 June 2019 Unlike the previous Lego games in the DC universe, Lego DC Super-Villains puts you squarely on the side of chaos, working alongside baddies like the Joker, Scarecrow, and Harley Quinn. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "LEGO DC Super-Villains," 22 Oct. 2018 Between the hit Descendants franchise and plenty of ~evil~ inspired beauty products to choose from, there's no doubt that even the biggest baddies of Disney contain plenty of appeal. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "The Blonds Bring Disney Villains to New York Fashion Week," 8 Sep. 2018 But none of those blink-and-you'll-miss-them references compares to the whopper prequel endorsement that comes at the end of the latest Star Wars Story when Darth Maul, the big baddie from The Phantom Menace, shows up. Brendan Nystedt, WIRED, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," 29 May 2018 And Villanelle, one of the most delightful TV baddies in recent memory, takes gruesome pleasure in toying with the agent on her tail. Daniel D'addario, Time, "Best TV Shows of 2018 So Far," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of baddie

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baddie was in 1872

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English Language Learners Definition of baddie

informal : a bad person in a book, movie, etc.

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