What does bulldog mean?

Definitions for bulldog
ˈbʊlˌdɔg, -ˌdɒgbull·dog

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bulldog, English bulldogverb

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

  2. bulldogverb

    attack viciously and ferociously

  3. bulldogverb

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


  1. bulldognoun

    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.

  2. bulldognoun

    A shortened form of British bulldog.

  3. bulldognoun

    A stubborn person.

  4. bulldogverb

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

  5. Etymology: English, from bullbaiting, and dog.


  1. Bulldog

    The Bulldog is a British breed of dog of mastiff type. It may also be known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog. It is of medium size, a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose. It is commonly kept as a companion dog; in 2013 it was in twelfth place on a list of the breeds most frequently registered worldwide.The Bulldog has a longstanding association with British culture; the BBC wrote: "to many the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination". During the Second World War, the Prime Minister Winston Churchill was likened to a Bulldog for his defiance of Nazi Germany. The Bulldog Club (In England) was formed in 1878, and the Bulldog Club of America was formed in 1890.


  1. bulldog

    A bulldog is a breed of domestic dog, known for its muscular build, short snout, and distinct folded 'rose' ears. Originating from England, bulldogs are typically small to medium-sized, known for their loose, wrinkled skin and distinctive, pushed-in nose. They are bred for various characteristics such as companionship or dog sports. Bulldogs are often associated with courage and tenacity. However, despite their seemingly intimidating appearance, they are usually gentle and friendly animals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bulldognoun

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

  2. Bulldognoun

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

  3. Bulldogadjective

    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.

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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. Andrew Miller:

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

  2. Felix Yusupov:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Josh Billings:

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

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