superbad

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

super- +‎ bad

Adjective[edit]

superbad (comparative more superbad, superlative most superbad)

  1. Very bad; villainous.
    • 2005, Kenneth V. Hardy, Tracey A. Laszloffy, Teens who hurt (page 90)
      Whose[sic] gonna remember a black man unless he was a superstar athlete or a superbad criminal? Black men in America die like flies everyday, and no one cares. Hell, I doubt that I will live to 21.
  2. (slang) Fine, excellent.
    • 2003, Etta James, David Ritz, Rage to survive: the Etta James story (page 218)
      Brian became my little brother; he was a superbad bluesman.