Definition of badmash in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌdˈmɑːʃ/


A dishonest or unprincipled man.
Example sentences
  • Displaying spontaneity, he assured the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister - who he said thinks he was a ‘big badmash’ - that he would not take off his shirt.
  • The Regiment had to stay alert during this period as there were rumors of badmashes along the way.
  • Recently, the role has been expanded, asking for NATO troops to sally forth and actively pursue badmashes, bandits and holdover terrorists elsewhere.


From Urdu, from Persian bad 'evil' + Arabic ma‘āš 'means of livelihood'.

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