[Ads-l] badass, n.

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jun 9 17:56:35 EDT 2017


I think that is a standard colloquial meaning. See https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/badass <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/badass> and https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/badass <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/badass>. BB

> On 9 Jun 2017, at 14:43, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> Now can = 'courageous person; hero.'
> 
> 2017 _The Young and the Restless _ (CBS-TV) (June 9): [Wife explains
> desperate survival plan to bewuldered husband:] You have to step up and be
> a badass! You have to be the biggest badass ever!"
> 
> In a related development, a current commercial (can't remember for what)
> humorously describes an indomitable suburban mom as a "badass."
> 
> JL


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