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 Ossifer, the cop, is a stock baddie, tossing N-bombs and waiting for opportunities for violence. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021 What constitutes a spoiler is a realization that the real baddie might be hiding in plain sight. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 July 2021 From there, the episode needs to work through at least two or three twists on how the crime could’ve been committed, create a couple red herrings about potential criminals, and give the heroes a chance to catch the baddie in some dramatic way. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 25 May 2021 Wayne plays the tough Sheriff John T. Chance, who enlists the help of an old timer, a drunk and a young gunfighter to hold in jail the brother of the big baddie. Ben Flanagan |, al, 26 May 2021 Deliciously wicked and with a wardrobe to die for (quite literally), Cruella was the ultimate baddie. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, 11 May 2021 Brett Gelman is bafflingly, if amusingly, cast as a nefarious Russian baddie named Viktor Rykov. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 29 Apr. 2021 Is the whole first season of Invincible just a long wait until Mark figures out his dad's a baddie? Darren Franich,, 12 Apr. 2021 For as long as there have been stages and screens, disability and disfigurement have been used as visual shorthand for evildoing — a nod to the audience that a character was a baddie to be feared. Cara Buckley, New York Times, 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of baddie

1872, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Baddie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of baddie

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


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