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[boo l-frog, -frawg] /ˈbʊlˌfrɒg, -ˌfrɔg/
a large frog, especially the North American Rana catesbeiana, having a deep voice.
Origin of bullfrog
1690-1700, Americanism; bull1 + frog1; so called from its size and voice Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • No sound broke the stillness save the far-off bark of a dog or an occasional croak from a bullfrog.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • This is even more marked in the large tadpole of the bullfrog.

  • Probably the most scientifically press-agented camp in Nevada had been bullfrog.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • But it was only a pickerel rising to his food or a bullfrog plunging in.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • bullfrog is situated on the desert and has no timber and but very little water.

    My Adventures with Your Money George Graham Rice
  • Their bait was a bullfrog, or several small frogs in a bunch, for want of squid.

    Cape Cod Henry D. Thoreau
  • Silence had fallen upon the little group, and a bullfrog down in the fishpond was croaking dismally.

  • The bullfrog and leopard frog probably take heavy toll of both the adults and the newly metamorphosed young at the breeding ponds.

  • The bullfrog lover (p. 310): The first amusing little tale was heard from several story-tellers.

    Myths of the Cherokee James Mooney
  • Here I heard in the evening, for the first time the croaking of the large frog, known under the name of bullfrog.

    Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
British Dictionary definitions for bullfrog


any of various large frogs, such as Rana catesbeiana (American bullfrog), having a loud deep croak
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bullfrog

also bull-frog, 1738, from bull (n.1) + frog (n.1). So called for its voice.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bullfrog



A male hitchhiker (1960s+ Truckers)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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