- canned or pickled beef.
Origin of bully beef
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for bully beef
The morsel of bully-beef that Bertram put in his mouth abode with him.Cupid in Africa
P. C. Wren
Here, too, was a huge old man, who was also diving for pennies and tins of bully-beef.At Suvla Bay
I took a tin of bully-beef with me, and so was prepared for any eventuality.
I started off in my old trench uniform and long habitant boots, carrying with me a supply of bully-beef, tinned milk and hardtack.
Under such a scorching sun the eating of the bully-beef in the men's ration bags was unthinkable.The Irish at the Front
- tinned corned beefOften shortened to: bully
C19 bully, anglicized version of French bouilli, from boeuf bouilli boiled beef
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