The Brief: The phrase "down bad" means to be extremely eager, horny, and/or desperate.
Down bad or downbad is most often used to refer to someone who is horny, but it can also mean that someone is experiencing intense non-sexual yearning. The top Urban Dictionary definition of the term is “When someone is depressingly horny.”
In addition to being horny, someone who is down bad may be lonely, depressed, down in the dumps, or broke. There is a 2019 song titled “Down Bad” by Dreamville, featuring J. Cole, J.I.D, Bas, EARTHGANG, & Young Nudy.
im down bad
— jaden (@liljay1k) February 27, 2020
How am I downbad at 8am pic.twitter.com/x55EULCShf
— IG:_hunchoracks (@GettinGwopo) January 14, 2021
day 17 of being down bad, i turned my tinder location settings to global
— alt boy nose ring (@tieyershoes) January 14, 2021
The social media accounts @downnbadpatrol document instances of “dudes who are down bad,” which are typically text exchanges between desperately horny men and the women they’re pursuing.
— dudes who are down bad (@downbadpatrol) January 14, 2021