Definition of baddie in English:


(also baddy)


  • A villain or criminal in a book, film, etc.

    • ‘Successful stories need the texture of goodies and baddies, with characters going up or down.’
    • ‘You can look up the most wanted criminals all over the world at Most Wanted, a site that links up to law enforcement's desired baddies.’
    • ‘With his massive build, black beetling eyebrows and perma-frown he resembles a pantomime baddie.’
    • ‘With several hundred children it was quite a lively show, especially when the baddie crept up on the goodie in the film.’
    • ‘The baddies in power won, and the baddies out of power lost.’
    • ‘The rejection came just days after the Oscar winner publicly confessed she was desperate for a cameo as one of the show's baddies.’
    • ‘You want to take them to a show where they can shout and scream and hiss and boo the baddy.’
    • ‘Isaacs, best known for his turn as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, again proves adept as the baddie - his Hook is much more than a mere pantomime villain.’
    • ‘Isn't it strange that the word ‘Angel’ is used for the baddy?’
    • ‘Of course, every production has to have a baddie, some one to boo and hiss at, and this show was no exception.’
    • ‘The antagonists are great caricatures of standard baddies; too bad we're supposed to take them seriously.’
    • ‘I don't play a lot of baddies, although I was an assassin in Hamish McBeth and a sort of baddie in EastEnders.’
    • ‘He's set to make his acting debut as a baddie in the new James Bond film, Casino Royale.’
    • ‘For a start, he can play the part of a tech villain from central casting: a vaudeville baddy so malevolent that the audience starts hissing as soon as he comes on stage.’
    • ‘Almost certainly stuff will be blown up in his new film, and Eccleston joins a long line of English actors who have been called upon to play Hollywood baddies.’
    • ‘So, as a signal at the simplest (one might even say basest) level to the viewer, the good guy wears a white hat, and the baddy wears a black hat.’
    • ‘Bobby is known for his role as the baddy in the panto but this year he has had to take a lesser role, due to his commitment as the show's director.’
    • ‘Sirius is the new baddie in this film, and having engineered the death of Harry's parents, he now wants to finish off their son.’
    criminal, lawbreaker, outlaw, offender, felon, convict, jailbird, malefactor, wrongdoer, black hat, supervillain
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