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badman

[bad-man] /ˈbædˌmæn/
noun, plural badmen.
1.
a bandit, outlaw, desperado, etc., especially in the early history of the western U.S.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; bad1 + man
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badman

/ˈbædˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(mainly US) a hired gunman, outlaw, or criminal
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