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baddie

Line breaks: bad¦die
Pronunciation: /ˈbadi
 
/
(also baddy)

Definition of baddie in English:

noun (plural baddies)

informal
A villain or criminal in a book, film, etc.
Example sentences
  • Sirius is the new baddie in this film, and having engineered the death of Harry's parents, he now wants to finish off their son.
  • Bobby is known for his role as the baddy in the panto but this year he has had to take a lesser role, due to his commitment as the show's director.
  • Successful stories need the texture of goodies and baddies, with characters going up or down.

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