badman

[ bad-man ]
/ ˈbædˌmæn /

noun, plural bad·men.

a bandit, outlaw, desperado, etc., especially in the early history of the western U.S.

Origin of badman

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bad1 + man1
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badman
/ (ˈbædˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

mainly US a hired gunman, outlaw, or criminal
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