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 Villain fatigue usually starts to set in with a seasonlong baddie, but that wasn't the case here. Chancellor Agard,, "The Flash boss says season 6's sudden ending makes season 7 'stronger'," 13 May 2020 The coronavirus may be the first real baddie to slash summer camp right off the calendar. René A. Guzman,, "COVID-19 pandemic expected to close or delay summer camps, but you can create your own," 11 May 2020 After all, Hemsworth has already done more than his share of battling baddies and saving citizens as the hammer-wielding superhero Thor in a string of Marvel blockbusters, with more installments on the way. Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times, "‘Extraction’ ending explained: Will there be a sequel to the Netflix action movie?," 24 Apr. 2020 This scene has Hemsworth, as Tyler Rake, trying to protect the boy, Ovi (Rudhraksh Jaiswal), from one of the movie’s many baddies, Saju (Randeep Hooda). Mekado Murphy, New York Times, "How ‘Extraction’ Leaps Into Action," 24 Apr. 2020 Audio in the video shows the opening night crowd, full of diehard Marvel fans, exploding in cheers, claps and laughs as Cap uses the hammer and his shield to take on the movie’s main baddie, Josh Brolin’s Thanos. Ale Russian,, "Watch Wild Audience Reactions to Avengers: Endgame to Be Reminded of Going to the Movies," 9 Apr. 2020 One version overtakes some of Gotham’s most notorious baddies like Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and Penguin, and destroys the Arkham Asylum (Gotham’s hospital for the criminally insane) and ascends as the city’s most dangerous crime lord. Gina Vaynshteyn,, "What You Should Know About Harley Quinn’s Birds of Prey Nemesis: Black Mask," 7 Feb. 2020 Meanwhile, cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez), a pro who’s caught tons of baddies but who always sees credit for those deeds go to her male co-workers, is also after Harley. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Birds of Prey Is a Candy-Colored Joy Ride, But Its Pleasures Ring Hollow," 5 Feb. 2020 At once, all the baddies in Gotham have a bone to pick with Harley, who manages to save her neck from the wrath of one, the Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), only by promising to retrieve a diamond that serves as a key to an offshore fortune. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "Birds of Prey," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of baddie

1872, in the meaning defined above

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“Baddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of baddie

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

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