bullwhacker

[boo l-hwak-er, -wak-]

noun Western U.S.

(especially in the early 19th century) the driver of a team of oxen.

Nearby words

  1. bullshit,
  2. bullshit artist,
  3. bullshot,
  4. bullsnake,
  5. bullwaddy,
  6. bullwhip,
  7. bully,
  8. bully beef,
  9. bully pulpit,
  10. bully tree

Origin of bullwhacker

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; bull1 + whacker

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