What does bulldog mean?

Definitions for bulldog
ˈbʊlˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgbull·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bulldog, English bulldog(verb)

    a sturdy thickset short-haired breed with a large head and strong undershot lower jaw; developed originally in England for bull baiting

  2. bulldog(verb)

    attack viciously and ferociously

  3. bulldog(verb)

    throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo


  1. bulldog(Noun)

    A breed of dog developed in England by the crossing of the bullbaiting dog and the Pug to produce a ladies companion dog. Having a very smooth coat, a flattened face, wrinkly cheeks, powerful front legs and smaller hind legs.

    Etymology: English, from bullbaiting, and dog.

  2. bulldog(Noun)

    A shortened form of British bulldog.

    Etymology: English, from bullbaiting, and dog.

  3. bulldog(Noun)

    A stubborn person.

    Etymology: English, from bullbaiting, and dog.

  4. bulldog(Verb)

    To chase (a steer) on horseback and wrestle it to the ground by twisting its horns (as a rodeo performance).

    Etymology: English, from bullbaiting, and dog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulldog(noun)

    a variety of dog, of remarkable ferocity, courage, and tenacity of grip; -- so named, probably, from being formerly employed in baiting bulls

  2. Bulldog(noun)

    a refractory material used as a furnace lining, obtained by calcining the cinder or slag from the puddling furnace of a rolling mill

  3. Bulldog(adj)

    characteristic of, or like, a bulldog; stubborn; as, bulldog courage; bulldog tenacity


  1. Bulldog

    Bulldog is the name for a breed of dog commonly referred to as the English Bulldog. Other Bulldog breeds include the American Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge and the French Bulldog. The Bulldog is a muscular heavy dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. The American Kennel Club, The Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club oversee breeding standards.

Editors Contribution

  1. bulldog

    A type of dog.

    The bulldog is a beautiful, loving dog and companion to many people, they are loyal and bring such joy.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulldog in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bulldog in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bulldog in a Sentence

  1. Kim Young:

    I love all animals. ... I am raising an English bulldog. ... He has so much character and is adorable. I'm going to take care of him until he passes away.

  2. Errol Louis:

    He understands political posturing, he understands the effectiveness of rhetoric, he clearly wants to play a role on the national stage. I guess he has chosen the role of bulldog -- go after the president, attack him, make wild accusations.

  3. Josh Billings:

    I never question a success, any more than I do the right of a bulldog to lie in his own gateway.

  4. Felix Yusupov:

    I have always been an admirer of style, and no pet could be as stylish and smart as a French Bulldog".

  5. Andrew Miller:

    I've never meshed well with Roger Stone personality, i don't really like that bulldog way.

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