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
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bool′i, n. a blustering, noisy, overbearing fellow: a ruffian hired to beat or intimidate any one: a fellow who lives upon the gains of a prostitute: (obs.) a term of familiarity to either man or woman.—adj. blustering: brisk: (U.S.) first-rate.—v.i. to bluster.—v.t. to threaten in a noisy way:—pr.p. bull′ying; pa.p. bull′ied.—n. Bull′yism.—v.t. Bull′yrag (coll.), to assail with abusive language, to overawe.—ns. Bull′yragging; Bull′y-rook, a bully.—Bully for you, bravo! [Perh. Dut. boel, a lover; cf. Ger. buhle.]
bool′i, n. a miner's hammer.
It is a person who does something verbal or physical hurting you over and over.
There is a bully at school that keeps bothering me.
The numerical value of bully in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of bully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He risks looking like a bully.
A bully is not reasonable - he is persuaded only by threats.
Since Russia annexed Crimea, the de facto authorities are using a vast array of bully boy tactics to crack down on dissent.
If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed. (On appeasement)
Putin's a bully. I'm learning about bullies now, i'm doing my own personal research on bullies, and what I believe about bullies is if you confront them and you're clear and consistent, they won't bully.
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Translations for bully
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- побойник, главорез, първокласен, хулиган, заплашвам, тиранизирамBulgarian
- tyrannisere, herse med, mobbe, udmærket, fint, bølle, tyran, finDanish
- Bully, Tyrann, kujonieren, tyrannisieren, Rabauke, Schikaneur, einschüchtern, schikanieren, drangsalierenGerman
- ĉikani, ĉikanulo, braveEsperanto
- matón, abusador, intimidar, pendenciero, perdonavidas, tiranizar, bravucón, abusón, sicario, peleón, chulear, acosar, matasieteSpanish
- kiusaja, riiukukk, türanniseerima, türann, terroriseerimaEstonian
- kiusaaja, kiusata, pahoinpitelijäFinnish
- tyran, tourmenter, terroriser, maltraiter, brute, bravoFrench
- ansmachtaí, ansmachtaighIrish
- maoidh, maoidhear, burraidh, pulaidhScottish Gaelic
- bullo, spaccone, arrogante, smargiasso, prepotenteItalian
- 苛める, 苛め, 苛めっ子Japanese
- tītarakura, hawaiMāori
- заплашува, тиранизира, силеџија, насилник, застрашуваMacedonian
- wreedaard, pestkop, treiteren, treiteraar, pesten, jennenDutch
- intimidar, oprimir, atormentar, tiranizar, valente, rufião, valentão, bravo, bulir, aterrorizar, maltratarPortuguese
- tiran, intimidaRomanian
- громила, хулиган, запугивать, застращать, тиранизировать, задрать, терроризировать, задира, забияка, тиран, запугать, стращать, задиратьRussian
- mobbare, mobbaSwedish
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