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!
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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
dashing; jolly: my bully boy
(informal) very good; fine
(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
noun (Austral) another name for lyrebird
(in Biblical use) the papyrus, Cyperus papyrus. any of various rushes of the genera Scirpus and Typha. Historical Examples Oliver Twist, Illustrated Charles Dickens The Crimson Fairy Book Various The Trail-Hunter Gustave Aimard Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844 Various Wonder Tales from Many Lands Katharine Pyle Bible Animals; J. G. Wood The Entailed […]
Rudolf [roo-dawlf] /ˈru dɔlf/ (Show IPA), 1884–1976, German theologian. Contemporary Examples Who Was Jesus, Anyway? Jay Parini November 30, 2013 noun Rudolf Karl. 1884–1976, German theologian, noted for his demythologizing approach to the New Testament
a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart. any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance: The new dam was a bulwark against future floods. any person or thing giving strong support or encouragement in time of need, danger, or doubt: Religion was his bulwark. Usually, bulwarks. Nautical. a solid wall enclosing […]