Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mean-tempered or belligerent person.
  • adj. Mean; belligerent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mean or belligerent person; a person with extreme attitudes, behavior or appearance.
  • adj. Having extreme appearance, attitude, or behavior that is considered admirable.

Etymologies

bad +‎ ass (Wiktionary)

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  • How can you forget Chuck Norris?

    October 20, 2007

  • But noticeably not Sweet Sweetback, who is baadasssss. (See bad-ass.)

    October 20, 2007

  • Shaft, Conan, Gandalf, Clint Eastwood, etc.

    October 20, 2007