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Noun: bully  bû-lee
  1. A person who deliberately intimidates or is cruel to weaker people
     
  2. An uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemaker
    - tough [informal], hooligan, ruffian, roughneck [informal], rowdy, yob [Brit, informal], yobo [Brit, informal], yobbo [Brit, informal], ned [UK, informal], scally [UK, informal]
     
  3. A hired thug
     
  4. Beef cured or pickled in brine
    - bully beef, corned beef, corn beef
Verb: bully  bû-lee
  1. Be bossy towards
    "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young";
    - strong-arm, browbeat, bullyrag [N. Amer, informal], ballyrag [N. Amer, informal], boss around [informal], hector, push around [informal], boss, push about [informal]
     
  2. Discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    - browbeat, swagger
Adjective: bully  bû-lee
Usage: informal
  1. Very good
    "he did a bully job";
    - bang-up [N. Amer, informal], corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy [informal], great, groovy [informal], keen, neat [informal], nifty [informal], not bad [informal], peachy [informal], slap-up [informal], swell [informal], smashing [Brit, informal], old, not half bad [informal], grouse [Austral, NZ, informal], ripper [Austral, informal], lovely

Derived forms: bullying, bullied, bullies

See also: good

Type of: aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, beef, blarney, boeuf, cajole, coax, goon [informal], hood [slang], hoodlum, intimidate, inveigle, palaver [informal, rare], punk [N. Amer, informal], strong-armer, sweet-talk [informal], thug, tough [informal], toughie [informal], wheedle

Encyclopedia: Bully, Rhone