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badman

[ bad-man ]

noun

, plural bad·men.
  1. a bandit, outlaw, desperado, etc., especially in the early history of the western U.S.


badman

/ ˈbædˌmæn /

noun

  1. a hired gunman, outlaw, or criminal


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Word History and Origins

Origin of badman1

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bad 1 + man

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Example Sentences

Indeed there are very good internal reasons for thinking that no less a person than Thackeray must have known Mr. Badman.

The good mans wayes, Mr. Badman could not abide, nor could the good man abide the bad wayes of his base Apprentice.

Can you give me no examples of Gods wrath upon men that have acted this tragical wicked deed Mr. Badman.

Well, but pray return again to Mr. Badman, how did he carry it to his wife, after he was married to her?

Nothing offended Badman but blows, and those he had but few of now, because he was pretty well grown up.

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