Definitions for bullyˈbʊl i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)a quarrelsome, overbearing person who badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
Archaic. a man hired to do violence.
Obsolete. a pimp. a good friend; good fellow. a sweetheart.
(v.t.)to intimidate or terrorize.
(v.i.)to be loudly arrogant and overbearing.
(adj.)Informal. fine; excellent.
(interj.)(used to express approval).
Origin of bully:
1530–40; < MD boele lover
canned or pickled beef. Also called bul′ly beef`.
Origin of bully:
1865–70; < F bouilli, short for boeuf bouilli boiled meat
bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo(noun)
a cruel and brutal fellow
a hired thug
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing(verb)
"he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push around(verb)
be bossy towards
"Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"
browbeat, bully, swagger(verb)
discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to be cruel to a weaker person
He was bullied at school.
A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power.
A hired thug.
A prostituteu2019s minder; a pimp.
To intimidate (someone) as a bully.
You shouldn't bully people for being gay
To act aggressively towards.
Very good; excellent.
She's finally leaving her abusive husband uE000186484uE001 bully for her!
Origin: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.
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
to intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward
to act as a bully
Translations for bully
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who hurts or frightens other, weaker people
The fat boy was a bully at school.
- مُتَغَطْرِس، مُشاغِب، مُتَنَمِّرArabic
- valentãoPortuguese (BR)
- der TyrannGerman
- bølle; bisseDanish
- νταής, μάγκας που εκφοβίζει αδύναμους ανθρώπουςGreek
- زورگو؛ قلدرFarsi
- brute (tyrannique)French
- क्रूर, दंबग, धौंसबाजHindi
- 약자를 못살게 구는 자Korean
- šantažistas, chuliganasLithuanian
- huligāns; terorizētājsLatvian
- bølle; tyrannNorwegian
- زورگو؛ قلدرPersian
- tiran, durRomanian
- задира, хулиганRussian
- Ali kıran baş kesen, kabadayıTurkish
- 欺凌弱小者Chinese (Trad.)
- задирака; хуліганUkrainian
- کلے دراز ، پاٹے خانUrdu
- đầu gấu trường họcVietnamese
- 欺凌弱小者Chinese (Simp.)
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