1. countable noun
If you describe someone as a badass, you mean that they are very tough or violent.
[mainly US , informal , vulgar]
...the legendary Memphis badass George Tiller.
[mainly US , informal , approval]
Some people use badass
to describe something they think
is very good or impressive
Recent Emmy-winner Joey Pants is one bust-out, badass dude who deserves a hit.
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