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  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bully  \Bul"ly\,  n.;  pl  {Bullies}.  [Cf.  LG  bullerjaan 
  bullerb["a]k,  bullerbrook  a  blusterer,  D.  bulderaar  a 
  bluster,  bulderen  to  bluster;  prob.  of  imitative  origin;  or 
  cf  MHG.  buole  lover,  G.  buhle.] 
  1.  A  noisy,  blustering  fellow,  more  insolent  than  courageous; 
  one  who  is  threatening  and  quarrelsome;  an  insolent, 
  tyrannical  fellow. 
 
  Bullies  seldom  execute  the  threats  they  deal  in 
  --Palmerston. 
 
  2.  A  brisk,  dashing  fellow.  [Slang  Obs.]  --Shak. 




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