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badass Line breaks: bad¦ass
Pronunciation: /ˈbadas/
North American informal

Definition of badass in English:


1A tough, uncompromising, or intimidating person: one of them is a real badass, the other’s pretty friendly
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  • Together they run through the obligatory tunes about being badasses, living for rock 'n' roll, and, in classic metal ballad form, confessing that even a confirmed rock 'n' roll badass needs a lady by his side.
  • I wonder if he is physically up for playing one of the biggest badasses I've ever encountered in my (decidedly pathetic) comic-reading history?
  • Police need to know we're watching them, that getting personal and acting like unruly badasses helps us do the same and gives all the many good cops a bad name.
1.1A formidably impressive person: she is so wonderful, so sweet, so rad, so amazing; she’s a badass
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  • All of a sudden you're the biggest badass in tech journalism and can write wherever you want.
  • "Thankfully my wife is a total badass, which is why I've been able to do what I do," he says.
  • She was a total badass who fought against the government, capitalism and inequality.


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1Tough, uncompromising, or intimidating: a badass demeanour
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  • She tries to be tough and wild and badass while reviving the grunge rock of the early 1990s with an angsty feminine twist.
  • He turns stereotypically feminine qualities like compassion and forgiveness into swarthy, macho rebel stances - this is one big, badass Jesus.
  • The first two seasons set up an expectation that you'd be seeing people getting whacked every episode, and a lot of badass mob stuff - the kind of thing certain people can live vicariously through.
1.1Impressive; excellent: this was one badass camera
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  • When you get down to the fundamentals, maybe I shouldn't be building the biggest badass processors I can make.
  • We took in the Sixers/Nets game over some badass wings and a few buckets of beers.
  • Not even if he's incredibly smart and gorgeous and into the same kind of music as you and has a mind like a razor and a badass haircut and kisses like a dream?

Words that rhyme with badass

lardass • sandglass

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