badass

badass

[bad-as] Slang: Vulgar.
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:
1960–65; bad1 + ass2

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badass (ˈbædˌæs)
 
n
1.  a tough or aggressive person: the meanest badass in town
 
adj
2.  tough or aggressive: a badass rock band
3.  excellent: a real badass watch

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