Definitions for bludgeonˈblʌdʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bludg•eonˈblʌdʒ ən(n.)

  1. a short, heavy club with one end thicker and heavier than the other.

  2. (v.t.)to strike or knock down with a bludgeon.

  3. to force into something; bully.

Origin of bludgeon:

1720–30; orig. uncert.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bludgeon(verb)

    a club used as a weapon

  2. bludgeon(verb)

    overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club

    "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

  3. club, bludgeon(verb)

    strike with a club or a bludgeon


  1. bludgeon(Noun)

    A short, heavy club, often of wood, which is thicker or loaded at one end.

    We smashed the radio with a steel bludgeon.

  2. bludgeon(Verb)

    To strike or hit with something hard, usually on the head; to club.

    The apprehended rioter was bludgeoned to death.

  3. bludgeon(Verb)

    To coerce someone, as if with a bludgeon.

    Their favorite method was bludgeoning us with the same old arguments in favor of their opinions.

  4. Origin: First attested in 1730. Origin uncertain, perhaps of origin or from bougeon, a diminutive of bouge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bludgeon(noun)

    a short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon


  1. Bludgeon

    Bludgeon is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. For trademark reasons, he is now marketed by Hasbro as Decepticon Bludgeon. They are all Decepticon warriors who turn into tanks.


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