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Can the word "heel" mean the bad guy?

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  • 1 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,

  • 1 month ago

    In wrestling, a heel is a scalawag character. Heels are depicted as acting in a shameless way, disrupting guidelines or in any case exploiting their adversaries outside of the limits of the principles of the match. In non-wrestling language, heels are frequently the "miscreants" in master wrestling storylines. They are commonly restricted by a face (swarm top pick). Some tweeners display heel characteristics.

    The expression "heel" is undoubtedly is gotten from a slang use of the word that originally showed up around 1914, signifying "disgusting individual". The Spanish expression, utilized in lucha libre, is "rudo".

    Regular heel conduct incorporates cheating to win (e.g., utilizing the ropes for influence while sticking or assaulting with unfamiliar items, for example, collapsing seats while the ref is turning away), assaulting different grapplers behind the stage, meddling with other grapplers' matches, and acting in a haughty or unrivaled way.

    Once in for a little while, faces who have as of late abandoned being heels will in any case display some heel attributes. For instance, in TNA, The Naturals, however they turned face after the demise of supervisor Chris Candido, at times actually utilized the ropes for pins and utilized the bull horn of previous chief Jimmy Hart to acquire triumphs. Kurt Angle is likewise a genuine model; even subsequent to turning face for his fight with Mark Henry, at the Royal Rumble 2006, Angle utilized a steel seat, an uncovered steel ring stake, and influence from the ropes during his pin to get the triumph over Henry.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes. When applied to a man, it generally means bad or undesirable.

  • 1 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.

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  • 1 month 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.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    i think thats possible

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but it's fallen out of use.  It's an old expression.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes. But not used anymore in the US. 

    The term is used a lot in  old movies; especially by women for an unfaithful man

    Source(s): Native American English speaker. And old movie fan
  • 1 month ago

    Yes, it is a slang expression for a bad person.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  A low-life.

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