from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mean-tempered or belligerent person.
  • adjective Mean; belligerent.

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  • noun US, slang A mean or belligerent person; a person with extreme attitudes, behavior or appearance.
  • adjective US, slang Having extreme appearance, attitude, or behavior that is considered admirable.


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bad +‎ ass


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