a ruffian or hired hoodlum, especially one working for or associated with a political group.
a ruffian or tough, esp a hired one
(as modifier): bullyboy tactics
a position of authority or public visibility, especially a political office, from which one may express one’s views. n.
to bully; harass: to bullyrag fraternity plebs. Historical Examples Miser Farebrother (vol 2 of 3) Benjamin Leopold Farjeon Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Tom Sawyer, Detective Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten End of the Tether Joseph Conrad What’s-His-Name George Barr McCutcheon Step Lively! George Niblo Figures of […]
any of various tropical American trees, as Manilkara bidentata, of the sapodilla family, that yield the gum balata.
bully up Historical Examples The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield