bullock

[ boo l-uh k ]
/ ˈbʊl ək /
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noun

a castrated bull; steer.
a young bull.

Nearby words

  1. bullmastiff,
  2. bullneck,
  3. bullnose,
  4. bullnose header,
  5. bullnose stretcher,
  6. bullock's heart,
  7. bullock's oriole,
  8. bullock's-heart,
  9. bullocky,
  10. bullous

Origin of bullock

before 1000; Middle English bullok, Old English bulluc. See bull1, -ock

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British Dictionary definitions for bullock

bullock

/ (ˈbʊlək) /

noun

a gelded bull; steer
archaic a bull calf

verb

(intr) Australian and NZ informal to work hard and long

Word Origin for bullock

Old English bulluc; see bull 1, -ock

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Word Origin and History for bullock

bullock

n.

Old English bulluc "young bull," from Proto-Germanic *bulluka-, from the stem of bull (n.1). Now always a castrated bull reared for beef.

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