What does Badass mean?A slang reference to a very cool person, usually exceptionally tough and rugged.
Other definitions of Badass:
- A term for a smooth, cool-headed person that gets it done. Originated in the 1950's, when "bad" started meaning "good".
- A cool mother-f-er who doesn't back down.
- A very cool person. Bad means cool here, and ass is employed much like it would be in "smart-ass".
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How to use the term
What a badass.
I know you're trying to be badass, but could you tone it down.
In the third act, when the dude jumped off the plan and onto that car to chase the bad guy, that was super badass.
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