Bullied



a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
Archaic. a man hired to do violence.
Obsolete. a pimp; procurer.
Obsolete. good friend; good fellow.
Obsolete. sweetheart; darling.
to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer.
to be loudly arrogant and overbearing.
Informal. fine; excellent; very good.
dashing; jovial; high-spirited.
Informal. good! well done!
Contemporary Examples

LAX Shooting Suspect Paul Anthony Ciancia Threatened Suicide Caitlin Dickson November 1, 2013
A Crazy California Union Scandal James Poulos August 1, 2014
Lee Daniels on ‘The Butler,’ Working with Oprah, Trayvon Martin, and Race in America Marlow Stern August 11, 2013
Why We Should Hate ‘Haters Gonna Hate’ Tim Teeman August 24, 2014
Libya’s HIV-infected Babies Mike Elkin March 9, 2011

Historical Examples

Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
The Black Tulip Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 109, August 17, 1895 Various
Recollections David Christie Murray
The Wolves and the Lamb William Makepeace Thackeray

noun (pl) -lies
a person who hurts, persecutes, or intimidates weaker people
(archaic) a hired ruffian
(obsolete) a procurer; pimp
(obsolete) a fine fellow or friend
(obsolete) a sweetheart; darling
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
when tr, often foll by into. to hurt, intimidate, or persecute (a weaker or smaller person), esp to make him do something
adjective
dashing; jolly: my bully boy
(informal) very good; fine
interjection
(informal) Also bully for you. well done! bravo!
noun (pl) -lies
any of various small freshwater fishes of the genera Gobiomorphus and Philynodon of New Zealand Also called (NZ) pakoko, titarakura, toitoi
adj.
n.
v.

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