Can the word "heel" mean the bad guy?
- quatt47Lv 71 month ago
Used originally to describe a "contemptible person," 1914 in U.S. underworld slang, originally "incompetent or worthless criminal," perhaps from a sense of "person in the lowest position" and thus from heel,
- RPLv 71 month ago
Yes. When applied to a man, it generally means bad or undesirable.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
The word heel can be used to mean a person of low character, or what would be seen as a "Bad" person, yes. It is not a compliment to be that type of person. It is a slur, a declaration of the person being a faulty human being in some way, usually untrustworthy at minimum but possible "bad" in many other ways as well.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
It is a somewhat old-fashioned word for a man who treats his wife or girl friend badly. When you say "the bad guy" (rather than "a bad guy") you are referring to the villain in movie or other situation. "Heel" is not used in that sense.
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- PearlLv 72 months ago
i think thats possible
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, but it's fallen out of use. It's an old expression.
- robert2020Lv 62 months ago
Yes. But not used anymore in the US.
The term is used a lot in old movies; especially by women for an unfaithful manSource(s): Native American English speaker. And old movie fan
- RichardLv 72 months ago
Yes, it is a slang expression for a bad person.
- WilliamLv 72 months ago
Yes. A low-life.