[ bad-ish ]

  1. rather bad; not very good.

Origin of baddish

First recorded in 1745–55; bad1 + -ish1

Words Nearby baddish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use baddish in a sentence

  • Anyhow, we went wrong; and it is a baddish place to go wrong, I can tell you, is the Mozambique Channel.

  • The baddish boy chuckled, and addressed himself to the nice brown steaks with their rich gravy.

    Christie Johnstone | Charles Reade
  • The baddish boy entered, took up a position and remained apparently passive, hands in pockets.

    Christie Johnstone | Charles Reade
  • The baddish boy had obtained them in his sister's name and at her expense, at the flesher's, and claimed credit for his affection.

    Christie Johnstone | Charles Reade
  • He was merely a baddish-looking young fellow whom Staniford had lent ten napoleons that he might not see again.

    The Lady of the Aroostook | William Dean Howells