or bad·dy

  1. a villainous or criminal person.

Origin of baddie

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; bad1 + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for baddy

Contemporary Examples of baddy

  • Here, in the climax of Commando, Schwarzenegger helps this baddy with some plumbing issues.

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British Dictionary definitions for baddy



noun plural -dies
  1. a bad character in a story, film, etc, esp an opponent of the hero
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Word Origin and History for baddy

"bad man," 1937, from bad + -y (3).

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