plural badmen

Definition of badman

: outlaw, desperado Jesse James, Missouri badmanAmerican Guide Series: Minnesota the classic western with its quick-drawing, dead-shot badmen and good menTime a bunch of badmen who have kidnapped a blind girl— John McCarten

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First Known Use of badman

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Badman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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