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

  • n. Informal One that is bad, especially a villain or criminal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person of bad character in a work of fiction; in a western he will typically wear a black hat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction


corruption of bad + guy (Wiktionary)



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