badass

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

bad +‎ ass

Pronunciation

Noun

badass ‎(plural badasses)

  1. (US, slang, negative connotation, vulgar) A mean or belligerent person; a person with unpleasantly extreme attitudes, behavior or appearance.
    Don't mess with that guy, he's a real badass.
  2. (US, youth slang, positive connotation, vulgar) A person considered impressive due to extreme attitudes, behavior or appearance.

Translations

Adjective

badass ‎(comparative more badass, superlative most badass)

  1. (US, slang) Having extreme appearance, attitude, or behavior that is considered admirable.
    That tough guy looks badass.

Usage notes

  • See cool (senses 3-7).
  • Compare wicked (sense 2)
  • See bad (etymology 2)

Synonyms

Translations