Wisconsin (used as a nickname).
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[ baj-er ]
/ ˈbædʒ ər /
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.
- a wombat.
- bandicoot(def 2).
(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.
verb (used with object)
to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag: I had to badger him into coming with us.
Origin of badger
OTHER WORDS FROM badgerun·badg·ered, adjectiveun·badg·er·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for badger state
/ (ˈbædʒə) /
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 headCompare ferret badger, hog badger
honey badger another name for ratel
(tr) to pester or harass
Word Origin for badger
C16: variant of badgeard, probably from badge (from the white mark on its forehead) + -ard
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