badass
I. adjective Date: 1955 1. often vulgar ready to cause or get into trouble ; mean <
pretending to be a badass gunslinger — L. L. King
>
2. often vulgar of formidable strength or skill <
such a badass guitar player — N'Gai Croal
>
II. noun Date: 1956 often vulgar a person who is badass

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