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n. Informal
One that is bad, especially a villain or criminal.
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(ˈbædɪ) or


n, pl -dies
a bad character in a story, film, etc, esp an opponent of the hero
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or bad•dy

(ˈbæd i)

n., pl. -dies.
Slang. a villain or criminal.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baddie - the principal bad character in a film or work of fictionbaddie - the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
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noun villain, criminal, rogue, bad guy, scoundrel, miscreant, antihero, evildoer All the characters, even the baddies, are a little too nice.
hero, heroine, goodie or goody, good guy
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baddy [ˈbædɪ] N (Cine, often hum) → malo m
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n (inf)Schurke m, → Bösewicht m
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[ˈbædɪ] n (fam) → cattivo
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The latter was the goodie who brought the big baddie down, and enSunday) was a sumptuous six-parter full of lavish locations, and near-perfect performances.