- a wombat.
- bandicoot(def 2).
verb (used with object)
- badger game,
- badger plane,
- badger skunk,
- badger state,
Origin of badger
Examples from the Web for badger
Lynette Clark, a leader of the Alaskan Independence Party, said that she was encouraged by the news of out of the Badger State.
But I liked what they did with Elliott and Gretchen, the lasers with Badger and Skinny Pete.
Badger wasn't the only one who risked his life to stop the carnage.
Badger, a retired U.S. army officer, recalls Loughner pointing a gun at his face.Aurora Murders Rekindle Horrific Memories for Survivors of the 2011 Tucson Shootings|Lizzie Crocker|July 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Badger and her boyfriend went out to the garage to wrap presents.Madonna Badger’s ‘Today’ Interview Shouldn’t Ignore Fire’s Tragic Lessons|Michael Daly|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Miss Conroy gave a glad little cry and turned Badger sharply.Rowdy of the Cross L|B.M. Sinclair, AKA B.M. Bower
See the note on the word Inkiyô, in the story of the "Prince and the Badger."Tales of Old Japan|Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
They had determined never to be taken—to subsist upon the quoib (badger), and to perish rather than yield.
But Mr. Badger came over particularly to speak to the girls.The Girls of Hillcrest Farm|Amy Bell Marlowe
In fact, in general colour and the arrangement of his hair, he is not unlike a badger or wolverine.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Word Origin for badger
1520s, perhaps from bage "badge" (see badge) + -ard "one who carries some action or possesses some quality," suffix related to Middle High German -hart "bold" (see -ard). If so, the central notion is the badge-like white blaze on the animal's forehead (cf. French blaireau "badger," from Old French blarel, from bler "marked with a white spot;" also obsolete Middle English bauson "badger," from Old French bauzan, literally "black-and-white spotted"). But blaze (n.2) was the usual word for this.
An Old English name for the creature was the Celtic borrowing brock; also græg (Middle English grei, grey). In American English, the nickname of inhabitants or natives of Wisconsin (1833).
1790, from badger (n.), based on the behavior of the dogs in the medieval sport of badger-baiting, still practiced in 18c. England. Related: Badgered; badgering.