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Definition of Bully

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well done!, good!
pleasant, lovely
intimidate, harass
intimidator, one who harasses weaker people
Bully Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward.
(v. i.)
To act as a bully.
A noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow.
A brisk, dashing fellow.
Jovial and blustering; dashing.
Fine; excellent; as, a bully horse.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\bul"ly\ (?), n., bully beef \bul"ly beef`\ (?) ]. [f. bouilli boiled meat, fr. bouillir to boil. see boil, v. the word bouilli was formerly commonly used on the labels of canned beef.] pickled or canned beef.
\bul"ly\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. bullied (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. bullying.] to intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward. for the last fortnight there have been prodigious shoals of volunteers gone over to bully the french, upon hearing the peace was just signing.

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 bully beef 
 bully tree 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
Shakespeare Words
ROOK: a bragging cheater
Australian Slang
1. exclamation indicating approval, often used sarcastically: “Bully for you”; 2. bulldog
WordNet 2.0

1. a cruel and brutal fellow
(synonym) tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo
(hypernym) attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter
(hyponym) bullyboy
(derivation) browbeat, swagger

1. be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
(synonym) strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around
(hypernym) intimidate
(hyponym) tyrannize, tyrannise, domineer
2. discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
(synonym) browbeat, swagger
(hypernym) wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle
(derivation) tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo

1. very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
(synonym) bang-up, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing
(similar) good
(classification) colloquialism
Bully Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A bully is someone responsible for bullying, a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others. Bully may also refer to:
  • Bully (2001 film), a 2001 independent drama film based on actual events
  • Bully (2011 film), a 2011 documentary film about bullying in U.S. schools

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