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 (băd′ăs′) Vulgar Slang
A mean-tempered or belligerent person.
Mean; belligerent.

[bad + ass.]
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a tough or aggressive person: the meanest badass in town.
1. tough or aggressive: a badass rock band.
2. excellent: a real badass watch.
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Slang: Usu. Vulgar. adj.
1. mean-tempered.
2. a mean-tempered troublemaker.
Also, bad′assed`.
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