What does BULLY mean?

Definitions for BULLY
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbonoun

    a cruel and brutal fellow

  2. bullyadjective

    a hired thug

  3. bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashingverb

    very good

    "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"

  4. strong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundverb

    be bossy towards

    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

  5. browbeat, bully, swaggerverb

    discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate

Wiktionary

  1. bullynoun

    A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  2. bullynoun

    A hired thug.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  3. bullynoun

    A prostitute's minder; a pimp.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  4. bullynoun

    Bully beef.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  5. bullynoun

    The penis.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  6. bullyverb

    To intimidate (someone) as a bully.

    You shouldn't bully people for being gay

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  7. bullyverb

    To act aggressively towards.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  8. bullyadjective

    Very good; excellent.

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

  9. bullyinterjection

    Well done!

    She's finally leaving her abusive husband uE000186484uE001 bully for her!

    Etymology: 1530, from boel, from boel, from bō-lan- (compare bole, buole, German Buhle), diminutive of expressive *bō- (“brother, father”). More at boy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bullynoun

    a noisy, blustering fellow, more insolent than courageous; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; an insolent, tyrannical fellow

  2. Bullynoun

    a brisk, dashing fellow

  3. Bullyadjective

    jovial and blustering; dashing

  4. Bullyadjective

    fine; excellent; as, a bully horse

  5. Bullyverb

    to intimidate with threats and by an overbearing, swaggering demeanor; to act the part of a bully toward

  6. Bullyverb

    to act as a bully

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bully

    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.]

  2. Bully

    bool′i, n. a miner's hammer.

Editors Contribution

  1. bully

    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.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 22, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BULLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BULLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of BULLY in a Sentence

  1. John Dingell:

    One of the advantages to knowing that your demise is imminent, and that reports of it will not be greatly exaggerated, is that you have a few moments to compose some parting thoughts, in our modern political age, the presidential bully pulpit seems dedicated to sowing division and denigrating, often in the most irrelevant and infantile personal terms, the political opposition.

  2. Jennifer Holliday:

    It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I’ll never work again, if that’s what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there’s no more freedom of speech.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    If you see bigotry, oppose it, if you see violence, condemn it, if you see a bully, stand up to him.

  4. Joel Benenson:

    The Biden campaign is going to have to think about ways in which they can drive the news every day, and that is a challenge during the crisis, the president has the bully pulpit.

  5. Donald Trump on Wednesday:

    I'm not a bully.

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  • boelieAfrikaans
  • مستأسدArabic
  • побойник, главорез, първокласен, хулиган, заплашвам, тиранизирамBulgarian
  • šikanovatCzech
  • 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
  • گردن کلفتPersian
  • kiusaaja, kiusata, pahoinpitelijäFinnish
  • tyran, tourmenter, terroriser, maltraiter, brute, bravoFrench
  • ansmachtaí, ansmachtaighIrish
  • maoidh, maoidhear, burraidh, pulaidhScottish Gaelic
  • בריוןHebrew
  • megfélemlítHungarian
  • կռվարարArmenian
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • bullo, spaccone, arrogante, smargiasso, prepotenteItalian
  • 苛める, 苛め, 苛めっ子Japanese
  • 곯리다Korean
  • corruptor, saevusLatin
  • tītarakura, hawaiMāori
  • заплашува, тиранизира, силеџија, насилник, застрашуваMacedonian
  • wreedaard, pestkop, treiteren, treiteraar, pesten, jennen, bullebakDutch
  • 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
  • புல்லிTamil
  • zorbaTurkish
  • đầu gấuVietnamese
  • פאַרטשעפּעןYiddish
  • 欺負Chinese

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