any of various burrowing, carnivorous mammals of the family Mustelidae, as Taxidea taxus, of North America, and Meles meles, of Europe and Asia.
the fur of this mammal.
(initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of Wisconsin (the Badger State ) (used as a nickname).
a swablike device for cleaning excess mortar from the interiors of newly laid tile drains.
to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag: I had to badger him into coming with us.
- un·badg·ered, adjective
- un·badg·er·ing, adjective
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How to use badger in a sentence
Lynette Clark, a leader of the Alaskan Independence Party, said that she was encouraged by the news of out of the badger State.
The video starts with a close up of Avril, who chants a couple of Japanese phrases with wide, black-lined badger eyes.Avril Lavigne’s Dumb ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Rife with Cultural Appropriation | Amy Zimmerman | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For badger-backers, pure dread began to well in their collective stomachs.Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’? | Robert Silverman | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But I liked what they did with Elliott and Gretchen, the lasers with badger and Skinny Pete.
The Wisconsin Badgers are piloted by Buckingham U. badger, who goes by Bucky.
Marcus and Farringdon's pure badger, two shillings—gilt-edged badger half-a-crown.First Plays | A. A. Milne
You get some ladies together and badger them into all sorts of thoughtless, unmeant admissions and call that testimony!In the Onyx Lobby | Carolyn Wells
Festing braced himself in a vain attempt to hold them, for the trail was half covered with tall grass and broken by badger holes.The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
I gave Gibson the big ambling horse, ‘badger,’ and we packed the big cob with a pair of water-bags that contained twenty gallons.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Gibson was now very sorry he had exchanged ‘badger’ for the cob, as he found the latter very dull and heavy to get along.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
British Dictionary definitions for badger
any of various stocky omnivorous musteline mammals of the subfamily Melinae, such as Meles meles (Eurasian badger), occurring in Europe, Asia, and North America: order Carnivora (carnivores). They are typically large burrowing animals, with strong claws and a thick coat striped black and white on the head: Compare ferret badger, hog badger
honey badger another name for ratel
(tr) to pester or harass
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