Meaning of bad man

bad' man"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Older Use. Older Use.
  1. (sometimes caps.) the devil.
  2. the bogeyman.

bad•man

Pronunciation: (bad'man"), [key]
— pl. -men.
  1. a bandit, outlaw, desperado, etc., esp. in the early history of the western U.S.
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