What does bludgeon mean?

Definitions for bludgeonˈblʌdʒ ən

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bludgeon

    blud′jun, n. a short stick with a heavy end to strike with. [First in 18th century; origin very obscure; from a cant word conn. with Blood.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bludgeon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bludgeon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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