Bad guy



bad guy

noun

Someone or something that is bad, esp a movie, television, or sports villain
A criminal or other habitually reprehensible person; bad man (1930s+ Motion pictures)

noun phrase

A villain; a desperado: supposed to pick up a vehicle containing a suitcase full of cash this morning from a ”bad guy” (mid-1800s+ Western)
Contemporary Examples

Almost no one wants to think of themselves as acting wrong, as being the bad guy.
All You Need to Be a Modern Digital Stalker Is a Smartphone Tauriq Moosa April 9, 2014

The evil inclination is saying in this song, ‘I’m looked at as this bad guy, but you have power, you have control.
The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers Emily Shire September 29, 2014

Lets rap about new feminism, hip-hop and infidelity,” she begins, “You got a good girl / Why she messing with a bad guy?
Elevator Music Beyoncé Doesn’t Want to Hear: Jay Z’s ‘Mistress’ Drops ‘Sorry Mrs. Carter’ Amy Zimmerman August 7, 2014

The only way to stop the bad guy is to make sure he does not have a gun.
Passover, Non-Violence And Gun Control Aryeh Cohen March 24, 2013

And I also love that there was a bad guy in it played by Alfonso Bedoya.
Mel Brooks’s 11 Favorite Movie Scenes: ‘Psycho’ to ‘Some Like It Hot’ Mel Brooks May 19, 2013

Even though I think that in terms of story she is supposed to be the bad guy, I never saw her that way.
‘Downton Abbey’ Star Elizabeth McGovern on Season 3, ‘Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,’ and More Lorenza Muñoz December 30, 2012

Sixty seconds later, however, that bad guy may need a wheelchair for life.
Gun Violence Isn’t a Racial Problem David Frum January 14, 2013

Historical Examples

When they think of someone being spied on, they think of someone else, a bad guy.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

Maybe because I wanted to show that a bad guy could do somethin’ for his country.
From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb

He discovers compelling evidence that a bad guy killed your father.
Little Brother Cory Doctorow

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