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badass

[bad-as] /ˈbædˌæs/
adjective, Also, badassed
1.
(of a person) difficult to deal with; mean-tempered; touchy.
2.
distinctively tough or powerful; so exceptional as to be intimidating.
noun
3.
a mean-tempered troublemaker.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; bad1 + ass2
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British Dictionary definitions for bad-ass

badass

/ˈbædˌæs/
noun
1.
a tough or aggressive person: the meanest badass in town
adjective
2.
tough or aggressive: a badass rock band
3.
excellent: a real badass watch
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Word Origin and History for bad-ass

badass

n.

"tough guy," 1950s U.S. slang, from bad + ass (n.2).

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Slang definitions & phrases for bad-ass

badass

adjective
  1. Difficult to deal with
  2. Excellent; wonderful; rad, slammin' (1980s+ College)
noun

A belligerent and worthless person; bad actor, bad egg, bum: It's the badasses who don't want him back (1950s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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