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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bully  \Bul"ly\,  n.,  Bully  beef  \Bul"ly  beef`\  [F.  bouilli  boiled 
  meat,  fr  bouillir  to  boil.  See  {Boil},  v.  The  word  bouilli 
  was  formerly  commonly  used  on  the  labels  of  canned  beef.] 
  Pickled  or  canned  beef. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bully  \Bul"ly\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bullied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bullying}.] 
  To  intimidate  with  threats  and  by  an  overbearing,  swaggering 
  demeanor;  to  act  the  part  of  a  bully  toward. 
 
  For  the  last  fortnight  there  have  been  prodigious 
  shoals  of  volunteers  gone  over  to  bully  the  French, 
  upon  hearing  the  peace  was  just  signing.  --Tatler. 
 
  Syn:  To  bluster;  swagger;  hector;  domineer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bully  \Bul"ly\,  v.  i. 
  To  act  as  a  bully. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bully  \Bul"ly\,  a. 
  1.  Jovial  and  blustering;  dashing.  [Slang]  ``Bless  thee, 
  bully  doctor.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Fine;  excellent;  as  a  bully  horse.  [Slang,  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bully 
  adj  :  (informal)  very  good;  "a  bully  pulpit";  "a  cool  sports  car"; 
  "had  a  great  time  at  the  party";  "you  look  simply 
  smashing"  [syn:  {bang-up},  {cool},  {corking},  {cracking}, 
  {dandy},  {great},  {groovy},  {keen},  {neat},  {nifty},  {not 
  bad(p)},  {peachy},  {slap-up},  {swell},  {smashing}] 
  n  :  a  cruel  and  brutal  fellow  [syn:  {tough},  {hooligan},  {ruffian}, 
  {roughneck},  {rowdy},  {yob},  {yobo},  {yobbo}] 
  v  1:  be  bossy  towards;  "Her  big  brother  always  bullied  her  when 
  she  was  young"  [syn:  {strong-arm},  {browbeat},  {bullyrag}, 
  {ballyrag},  {boss  around},  {hector},  {push  around}] 
  2:  discourage  or  frighten  with  threats  or  a  domineering  manner; 
  intimidate  [syn:  {browbeat},  {swagger}] 




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