the page mentions the slang form of bad. it should also mention "baddest", as in "i'm the baddest mutha***** out here". just a sugestion--Jaysscholar 23:50, 2 November 2005 (UTC)
- Someone added this at some point under etymology 2. Equinox 12:51, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
The colloquial adverb use of "bad" as in "I want it bad" is missing in this page. Since I do not know under which etymology it goes, I'd rather let an expert do it. 126.96.36.199 04:28, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
- Your sentence is using bad as slang for badly, which we have a note about. I've added another sense for the adjective ("severe", "urgent") to go with this. Equinox 12:50, 7 November 2008 (UTC)
Earlier etymology is logical (except for the dubious Proto-Indo-European origin), compared with the alternative unconnected in meaning. There is no evidence of a connection between the initially presented meaning and that of these Norse alternatives, that may be from pre-Indo-European √ ĀBhADh. Was in the Guiness Book of Records, as the oldest written attestation in English; but whether it is simply related to Old High German PAD, or Celtic, or Iberian, with its ancient Spanish remote connections, I am not convinced by that statement. Not to be linked with Welsh BUDR, from root of Latin PUTER; nor is it connected with German BÖSE, from another root altogether. Per the December 2014 request, the Oxford Dictionary and Professor Skeat's bear out the BÆDAN (to defile) as the oldest attested meaning.
 means 'Absolutely not;  means 'Exceedingly unlikely';  means 'Very dubious';  means 'Questionable';  means 'Possible';  means 'Probable';  means 'Likely';  means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested;  means 'Attested';  means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods. √ means original or earliest root.
- The Guinness Book of Records' assertion does not make sense since there cannot be "oldest English word(s)" (only "oldest written attestation" could make sense in such a case). 188.8.131.52 17:58, 28 August 2015 (UTC)