baddy

[ bad-ee ]
/ ˈbæd i /
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noun, plural bad·dies.


Nearby words

  1. badder,
  2. badderlocks,
  3. baddest,
  4. baddie,
  5. baddish,
  6. bade,
  7. baden,
  8. baden-baden,
  9. baden-powell,
  10. baden-württemberg

baddie

or bad·dy

[ bad-ee ]
/ ˈbæd i /

noun

a villainous or criminal person.

Origin of baddie

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40; bad1 + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for baddy

baddie

baddy

/ (ˈbædɪ) /

noun plural -dies

a bad character in a story, film, etc, esp an opponent of the hero
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Word Origin and History for baddy

baddy

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper