[Ads-l] badass, n.

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Fri Jun 9 18:50:46 EDT 2017


Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass.

R.

> 
>     On 09 June 2017 at 22:56 Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     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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