badass

[ bad-as ]
/ ˈbædˌæs /
Slang: Vulgar.

adjective Also bad·assed.

(of a person) difficult to deal with; mean-tempered; touchy.
distinctively tough or powerful; so exceptional as to be intimidating.

noun

a mean-tempered troublemaker.

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Origin of badass

First recorded in 1960–65; bad1 + ass2
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British Dictionary definitions for badass

badass
/ (ˈbædˌæs) slang, mainly US /

noun

a tough or aggressive personthe meanest badass in town

adjective

tough or aggressivea badass rock band
excellenta real badass watch
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